"But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life." NIV
"But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life." KJV
Death to ourselves, being alive to the Spirit, and bought by God puts us in a much different way of living. Now our Lord has all the privileges and uses of our bodies, mind, and actions. We have become His servants of our own lives. That is what it means to make Jesus Christ our Lord.
Heavenly Father, it is so hard to let go of some things in our lives that we have controlled for so long. Show us these things we have not turned over to you so that we can surrender and allow you to be the Lord of all. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D.