"For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death." ESV
As Christians, we are no longer under the control of our human natures, which endlessly gravitate to things forbidden, things that feel good, things that bring pleasure. Please understand, God never intended for His children to have lives devoid of good feelings and pleasure. However, He does intend for us to hand control of our human natures to take on His nature. This is a whole different life, living with His nature. It brings a life overflowing with deep riches, treasures, and joy that the things of this world cannot give us. In fact, doing things our own way and going along with the ways of the world grow unattractive, dark, and meaningless in comparison.
Heavenly Father, we ask that You help us to take on Your nature so that we will know the true pleasure and riches instead of being confined in the shallow, temporary, and unfulfilling ways of the world. We thank You for giving us access to Your nature. We praise You for the blessings we receive as we take on Your nature as our own. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
No Copyright Infringement Intended
Personal Use Only