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Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry” (Colossians 3:5).

This is not a law that, if you fail to keep you will lose salvation, but a reality of where you are heading. You will fail.  Are you going to live for yourself, or are you going to live into the life of faith which the Lord has given you?  We each have lived idolatry.  Jesus died for our sins and we are to die to them too.  We do this to be resurrected into the new life which is ours through Christ.  Come then into the new life and live.

Lord, teach me to live life.  I know how to die.  I die each time I live out that which the law forbids and I know that the power of sin is death.  Teach me the power of life so that I may live into the life You have given me through faith.  Help me to learn how to live that life in order that I may always be heading in the direction of this new life and living in the way I shall live forever.  Please guide me.

Lord Jesus, You have come that we may have life and have it abundantly.  Guide me, O Lord, in the way of everlasting life so that I may now and always live according to Your Spirit and not according to the flesh.  You know the struggles I have and You have overcome them for me.  Grant Your grace so that I may, by grace, accomplish these things according to the Father’s will.  Thank You for the gift of this new life You have made possible.  Amen.