The struggle with the old nature is real for us all. Yet I look at how it appear either difficult for one to overcome or they chose to remain lovers with sin. Early in life I made the decision as I watched my sisters get whooped for the same thing over and over again I wasnt going to do what resulted in that punishment. As I saw my mother struggle with drug addiction I promised myself I wouldn’t attempt to see if I was stronger than her to withstand drug addiction. As I went through life I realized I had my on sin/demons to fight. My repeat offender was alcohol and food. I somehow convinced myself it was ok to indulge without limits because the world said they were good or legal. I came to the conclusion after depression coupled with these two almost killed me that anything in excess is sin. I knew making the decisions that I needed to change was required yet the struggle with me have proven to be my greatest battle. Christ has always been with me in that sin just dont excite me, it never have, yet as I get older I have come to understand sin has many names that come by so easy to do. I have accepted that this battle is not mine but the Lords concerning my struggles. I Trust God to give me the same strength He gave my mother when He took that desire from my mother for drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes in one. After countless rehabs God did what man couldn’t. My mother was clean and sober 30 years. My mother sought God in her sin and out of her sin. She showed me how to pray without ceasing and what never giving up looked like. God I thank you for your Spirit, I thank you for Jesus, I thank you oh how I thank you. In the Mighty name of Jesus Christ by Holy Spirit Amen and Selah
Prayer: Adoration (Tony Evans)
Elohim Bashamayim, God in heaven who sits above and on earth beneath, you are truly the God in the heavens. You are truly the ruler over all of the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hand so that no one can stand against you. You are Elohim Bashamayim who drove out the inhabitants of the land before your people Israel and gave it to the descendants of your friend, Abraham. You have likewise gone before me to open doors I could not open on my own, and lead me in a path that I could not have created on my own. I stand before you and lift up your great name Elohim Bashamayim. I lift up my eyes and look to you. In Christ’s name, amen.