Friday, January 15, 2010


Romans 6:6
One of the first words many children learn is the word "no." Sometimes I run into people who have the impression that Christians must live in the world of "no." Do you know the world of NO? It's that world where we don't do this, and we don't do that--and about that other thing? We don't do that either.

For those who have not had their eyes opened to the freedom we have in Christ our relationship is misunderstood to be oppressive--enslaving even. But we read in Romans 6:6,
For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin--because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.
 When someone becomes a believer there is a mind shift. What once looked so attractive becomes tasteless and dull, while new appetites are awakened that otherwise would have seemed ridiculous. When we crucify our desires God gives us his desires. And his desires are righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Rom. 14:17) To that we say a hearty, "YES!"

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