This is my second post for the Living Second blog campaign and I have to tell you that this has been hard for me and I'm not sure why. Writing with transparency has always been something that I have done since I begin my journey in the blog world but somehow...this has been different. Tonight I started to write on two different days in the book and deleted them both. I knew they weren't the right ones. I ended up at session 2, Day 4: Death to Sin...in the struggle section. I'm thinking this fits because I know about struggles. I've had my fair share of them since becoming a
Christian as I'm sure you have too. So...here we go!
Read Romans 6:1-14
This passage talks about how sin's power is broken. Verse 12 says this...
12 Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires.
That's a great verse but...how do we do that? Every minute of every day we have to commit to putting Jesus first...in everything!
After giving my life to Jesus there was one thing I continued to hold on to for a long time. That "thing" for me was a sin. I knew it was but I just had a hard time with giving it up completely. I didn't actually do this thing but I thought about it whenever things in my life didn't go well. Because I let that "thing" have control over me...I was having a hard time. I didn't realize for a while that as long as I held on to this...Jesus would never really be first in my life. There finally came a day when I knew that I had to make a choice. Give in to the sinful desire that I hadn't totally let go of, or...give myself completely to God.
not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve
sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but
now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do
what is right for the glory of God.
is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements
of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.
I chose God and I have never regretted it. That particular sin is no longer my master as it once was. Gods grace was, and still is, my freedom.
I want Jesus to be number One...as I strive to live second daily.