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A Daily Devotion for Friday April 23


Romans 8: 1-14


verse 9: You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.

Seeing as I continue to struggle mightily with sin, it is hard for me to agree I am “controlled by the Spirit.“ Too often I feel more controlled by sin. As I meditate on this today, I am reminded I can choose to marinate in negative thoughts, or I can choose to turn my heart back to Jesus and the Holy Spirit. The temptation to remain negative and angry is strong for me. Satan knows my weaknesses, for sure. But God knows me better.

Holy One, I will work to keep my heart a pure, clean and suitable place for you to dwell. You are always here for me to turn to, no matter the circumstances. I am truly thankful. Amen


Becky, transforming


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
2021年4月23日

Romans 8:11-14

Verses 9-10

In these verses Paul explains how powerful sin is. I know i want to please God and I try to obey his law, but human nature is too weak to oppose the power of sin. . God’s law explains how he wants us to live. But sin opposes God’s law. So we/I feel as if we are struggling and our effects to do the right thing seems hopeless. But God made another law that would free us from the law of sin. It would be in our hearts and minds. It would show us how to know God and to love God. It would give us a right relationship and our sins would be forgiven. O…

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Tom
Tom
2021年4月23日

Romans 8:5 - “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.”


Priorities matter. The minute I start putting materialism, creature comforts and my own agenda above the Spirit’s leading, my path becomes darker and increasingly devoid of meaning and purpose. Temptation can only be combatted by a faith that is fervently grounded in Christ. When I lose sight of this, I lose sight of the basis of all of life.


Prayer - Spirit of life, stay with and guide me. Do not allow the cares of this world to overshadow the joy I have…


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Barbara
Barbara
2021年4月23日

Romans 8: 1-14


1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus


This is a wonderful verse. It tells me that all the mistakes I made, my errors in judgement will be forgiven. There is nothing too big or too bad for God to forgive. My belief in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior will set me free. Jesus saved me by his death and resurrection.


Dearest Lord, you loved me so very much that you gave your Son up for me. It is so difficult sometimes to understand your love for me, a sinner. But I am ever so grateful of that love and understanding. You are so good to me an…

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