So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (John 8:36)
Lord, I desire to crucify this sinful nature that lives in me. I know that I am free because Your Son set me free. I do not have to accept my sinful ways. I can make them submit to You as Your holiness transforms my very being.
“For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21)
Lord, I pray that my life here on this earth will honor You. I pray that each day I will become closer to You and ever look more like what I see in Your Word! I pray that Your Word will be alive and active in me.
“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of this world…and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:3-6)
Lord, please help me to always remember that I do not wage war the same way the world does. You have given me the spiritual armor (Ephesians 6:10-18) I need to go in to battle on a daily basis. May I stand firm in Your Truth and let nothing move me. May I not sway to and fro on the world’s opinions but remain steadfast with my eyes ever fixed on Jesus (Hebrews 12:1-2).
Read more on this in John 8:31-41.