Dead to transgressions and alive in Christ

We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.  For one who has died has been set free from sin.

~ Romans 6:1-7, ESV ~


The moment we came to the reality that Jesus Christ has the power and authority to set us free from our destructive behavior is the moment we were set free. Through Christ, we confront our own powerlessness. We confess how our lives had become unmanageable. We feared giving up alcohol, toxic relationships, and other obsessions. Through our surrender to God’s divine will, we discovered a new way of living.

Problems we face today become spiritual issues and lessons for us. It presents us an opportunity to become honest with God, with ourselves, and with others. While we may be frustrated and concerned over our own limitations, we have the capability to surrender over to God. The only risk involved is trusting in Him and stepping out in faith, through obedience, that He will guide and nurture us. Our risk is to surrender to God’s will every day.

If we do not take this risk, we are left in our natural state. We are unable, or unwilling, to perceive spiritual realities (see, 1 Corinthians 2:14). Pride separates us from our relationship with God because it keeps us locked in our own desires and will. Thus, we become preoccupied with our illusion of control over our lives. We become driven and unyielding to maintain our false sense of self.

However, when we surrender to Christ, the Holy Spirit inspires virtue, charity, gentleness, kindness, virtue. The Spirit enlarges us and purifies all. We are comforted and experience peace of mind. All because we humbled ourselves, and became submissive to God’s divine sovereign will and grace. Surrender is submitting ourselves to the authority of God where we are filled with patience, love, and meekness.

Let us put off our old self and accept the new life that is before us.

Provide a thoughtful comment on this article

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

God Got You

Jeremiah 29:11- Matthew 6:33

Michael Faller

Home Business Tips and Tricks

sonofartblog.wordpress.com/

The Thorns of Recovery

Maybe Crazy Help

Helping Others Overcome Darkness Within

Living The Seasons

Finding Beauty and Laughter Everywhere

The Bibliophagist

Reviewing young adult, new adult, and romance since 2013.

Life of Chaz

Welcome to My Life

Rockinsamantha's Blog

Just another WordPress.com site

Mindful of Me Moments

Building spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental health one blog at a time

LIGHTHOUSE HEALING

Take care of body, Take care of the mind

BANTING DIET

THE BENEFITS OF THE BANTING DIET

Fitness Reboot

Building Warriors. Developing Champions.

Little Fears

Tales of humour, whimsy and courgettes

Biblical Gender Roles

Find God's Purpose For Your Life In Your Gender

Duplicate My Success

How to be successful in internet marketing.

a.mermaid'spen_

a.mermaid'spen_

Trophy Of Grace

The greatest WordPress.com site in all the land!

%d bloggers like this: