Abiding in righteousness
Outside of Your righteousness, God, there is nothing good. I get lost in the midst of my sin and depravity and the world around me threatens to suffocate my soul. You made me holy at the cross of Christ and the only way to remain in righteousness is to remain in Him. You’re teaching me to say ‘no’ to any thought of my flesh because you have conquered the sinful nature. You have given me authority- I no longer have to be a slave of my own thoughts, the devil’s influence, and the forceful pull of the world in which I live. I don’t have to be afraid- no matter how daring the whispers and how powerful the attacks. I will not bow to chaos and darkness. When I depend on You every second of every day, You give me such freedom and peace! You want me to tell you everything and to remain close to You in the mist of my own inability. I am also learning that I am responsible for the direction of my thoughts and actions and You expect me to surrender my will to You, allowing You to make me truly holy. It is not me striving for holiness but for Your voice and Your guidance that allow me to walk in the truest purity. Every dilemma is solved within me when I give myself to You fully. I can trust You with my tendency towards sin and my most secret weakness. You understand and receive me completely, as long as my heart is sincere and I long to change. I love You, Lord, for giving me the most beautiful gift of Your righteousness!
But clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for [nor even think about gratifying] the flesh in regard to its improper desires. Romans 13:14 AMP
Listen carefully: I have given you authority [that you now possess] to tread on serpents and scorpions, and [the ability to exercise authority] over all the power of the enemy (Satan); and nothing will [in any way] harm you. Luke 10:19
For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has set you free from the law of sin and of death. Romans 8:2