Galatians 5:24

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Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. - Galatians 5:24

Dear Jesus,

My sinful nature is a terrorist.  It threatens, shocks, tempts and subverts me.  You don't negotiate with terrorists.  You eliminate them.  Too often I have tried to placate my sinful nature by giving in, allowing it to speak to me, giving it ground in my heart.  It never ends well.  Forgive me for not crucifying my sinful self each time I see it.  Give me the wisdom and desire to knock it off it's feet whenever it's obvious that my own sinful nature is what I'm dealing with.  Help me to win the battle within me before I try to win the battle over others.  I cannot always tell the difference between godly passion and sinful ambition.  Help me to see through how my own sinful nature disguises itself so it can infiltrate and subvert my life.  Oh, Jesus, by your Holy Spirit of love give me the spiritual insight to squash the power of selfish sin in my life today.  


Pastor Don Patterson

Christ's love leads us to take sin to the curb for garbage pickup every day.