An Inward Struggle

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An Inward Struggle
Romans 7: 14-25

“For we know that the Law is spiritual, bu I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin. For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate.”

As a Christian, I have been fortunate to watch many people come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.

A beautiful common attitude I have obeserved many new converts express is that of rejoicing and relief.

Relief from an old way of living to the joy of salvation.

Undoubtably, the new life with Christ is far better than what we had without him. Nevertheless, in our new life we may still struggle with temptations that defined our old nature.

In our devotional passage this week, we are allowed to peer into the life of one of the most noted followers of Christ—the apostle Paul.

Although validated in his faith, Paul expresses with candor how difficult it is to meet the radical demands of our Christian faith. Paul testifies to the inevitability of spiritual defeat whenever we live without relying on the Spirit of God for victory.

If Paul struggled, why would we be exempt from struggling with behaviors we detest?

This week’s devotional does not encourage the acceptance of sin, however, it will challenge us to be honest about our sins and seek real solutions. Solutions that will lead us to the feet of our Savior.

We learn to rely on Christ, and him alone, for strength to withstand our inward struggles.

Question: What are you struggling with? Moreover, is what you are struggling with getting the best of you?

 

Lord, thank you for being patient with us and help us to walk out this new life in your strength, Amen.

2 Comments

  1. Edna L Gates

    May 1, 2017

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    GoodMorning , I struggle everyday trying to move self out of the way it is stopping me from getting closer to God. I just keep wondering is there a solution. How do move self out of the way. I been thinking for a while and this is all I can come up with. Email me please

  2. Good Afternoon its been a long time since I been on Daily Devotional glad to be back. Well Pastor and First Lady I have more then one struggle, actually its not getting the best of me anymore because I have God in my life and prayer has power. . What I do know is that self is in my way and that has been my struggle since I committed myself to Christ. I’m willing to go beyond to get closer to Christ, I just don’t know how. I hugged First Lady and whispered in her ear Sunday what In saying now, I need some help cant do on my own I read the Bible, I Pray there is something is missing. Looking forward to hearing for both of you cause I believe and know that all things are possible. I have one more thing to talk to both of you about, but I will do it Sunday. Have a Blessed week and Much Love to The Minion Family.

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