Galatians 5:24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
O Lord, I have those days where I know the good I should do, but I just don’t do it and vice versa. I have days where it feels like my sinful flesh is going to win more than usual. Help me, I pray. Give me an extra measure of strength to resist the desires and passions of my flesh. Help me remember that in baptism I was united with Christ, crucified with him along with my sinful flesh that my lone desire is to live for you. Yes, I still live with my sinful flesh. But through Christ you emptied sin’s power over me and its consequences. I am free to serve you! I only want to glorify you! Help me to do that today and every day. In his name I pray, amen.