Friday, May 2, 2014

Say Yes to Jesus

Wonderful email devotional received today:

Romans 6:11

In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.   – Romans 6:11 (NIV)

The gospel tells us that our life in Christ is so rich that the new life deadens our desire for sin. So our emphasis is not saying no to our desires, but saying yes to Jesus. As we stop fixating on all of the things that we are doing wrong and begin to renew our minds with the kind of life the Christ offers we will find a supernatural ability to live freely before God. Christ IN you brings strength that you cannot produce on your own. He is the only one who can defeat the sin patterns in our lives.
So many times fear of doing wrong or fear that we've done wrong blocks us from asking and receiving what Jesus freely gives. Let go of the fear--it is not from God.

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