Today’s devotion is based on Romans 7:18-20, “I know that good does not live in me—that is, in my human nature. For even though the desire to do good is in me, I am not able to do it. I don’t do the good I want to do; instead, I do the evil that I do not want to do. If I do what I don’t want to do, this means that I am no longer the one who does it; instead, it is the sin that lives in me.”
Have you ever woken up in the morning determined not to sin that day? If you have you know how well that worked out. Somehow trying not to sin heightened my awareness of how often I did sin. Sins of omission, sins of thought, and committed sins inundated me throughout the day. By the end of the day, I realized that it was impossible not to sin.
Paul understood that side of humanity only too well. It is gratifying to know that even a Christian as devoted as Paul could have down days. Thank the Lord that you are not dependent on your good actions to be righteous in his sight. You are justified in his sight, bad days, or not.
Please pray with me the prayer for today. Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, help me, Lord, when my days sinful and my thoughts are far from you. Guide me back to your light and calm m