Are you living an abundant life? Romans 6 make some outlandish claims about who we are as Christians.
No longer a slave to sin.
Dead to sin.
Sin is not our master.
Most of us find this is not a reality in our day to day life. I even jokingly told someone the other day, “ My Spirit is saved but God is still working on my mouth and my facial expressions.”
But the truth is ALL OF ME is dead to sin.
So how do I make Romans 6 a reality in my life?
1. I believe it’s true.
2. I ask for a greater revelation of God’s love for me.
3. When I find myself struggling with addictions, jealousy, gluttony, impure thoughts, etc, I remind myself:
I am loved and accepted by the Father (even while I am struggling with these behaviors).
These are not my thoughts. I have the mind of Christ. I have a heart to do God’s will. I am no longer a caterpillar; I am a butterfly.
Romans 6 is a huge part of my testimony of how I broke the spirit of anger over my life. I invite you to make it a part of your testimony as well.
Brothers and sisters, let’s live the abundant life God has for us. Let’s shed addictions and stinking thinking by fully embracing the work of Christ.
He died so that we could die to sin.
He rose so that we could arise and live an abundant life.
We are now slaves to righteousness. Believe it. Live it.
“Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was. We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.”
Romans 6:5-6 NLT