Being a Christian makes life much more joyful but I must say, it makes it harder too. Do you ever feel like that?
My fallen nature rebels against God’s commands. It loathes His will. It bares its teeth and snarls because of its bounty of pride and selfish desires often being reprimanded by the Word. It does not like answering to anyone.
I also have this personal will, this desire that runs deep within, that wants to do good and have moral foundations. Who wants to better the world in some way.
Both of these, I must constantly bring before the Throne of Grace in humbleness and ask that God help me to wield a life of purpose and minimal regret, to help me have the strength to discipline my attitudes, decisions, and actions in a way pleasing to Him. It’s constant. It’s on-going. But I am ready for this battle.
There is a quote, “The number of times the average person says NO to temptation is ONCE weakly.”
Dear Heavenly Father, Give me Your strength where I am faltering. Help me stay focused on You. In Jesus Name, Amen.