We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life – Romans 6:4
It is easy to think sin has benefits, to think you can live life on your own terms no blueprint just an easy self-determined life. As we get enticed to sin, we are put under the illusion that we are masters of our own life the orchestrators of our own destiny.
But soon you realise that sin is controlling, it is a master with rules. In Romans 6:16 we are reminded that we are slaves to the one we obey. Whatever you worship and value soon becomes your centre of focus.
In Romans we are instead called to be slaves to righteousness. We are called to surrender our lives to stand right with God. This surrender yields freedom – the freedom to live an empowered life.
God is putting us in a position of Choice, by grace we are empowered to choose. However, if we choose sin, we choose death regardless of how enticing it looks in that moment. If we choose to love and obey God, he leads us to a life of perfect righteousness.
Do not allow the enemy to deceive you into thinking that choosing Jesus is choose a legalistic life we see God saying in choosing me you are following the path to a life of total freedom to live in your purpose.
Roman 6:21-22 – What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.
The ultimate desire of God for our lives is that we live a fulfilled life, unchained and boldly walking in our purpose.
Because of the work od Jesus on the cross we are no longer bound to our past he has given us a new slate.
Today i choose to remember Through the blood of Jesus, we have been made right with God, our sinful nature was crucified with Jesus so that sin will no longer have dominion over us. We must consider ourselves indeed dead to sin. We are no longer slaves to sin! (Romans 6: 1-23)
If you have not received Jesus as your Lord, He is ready to lead you and walk with you.
Lord Jesus, I surrender my will, my life, and my control for yours. I invite you to come and lead. In Jesus name amen.