Of all the areas in life we need to consider, living for Christ everyday fits near the top of the list.
How do we live for Christ on a daily basis? How do we get victory over sin?
Here are practical steps to winning the victory over sin in your life.
First, take one day at a time. We can usually do the things we need to do for today. Living one day at a time is one of the secrets of any goal we are trying to reach. Therefore, seek to live obediently for this day. As Jesus said, tomorrow will have its own set of worries and problems.
Second, set your goals at the beginning of the day. It’s very important to get off to a good start. I try to think about God as soon as I wake up. I’ve found that acknowledging God at the beginning of the day really does get me started on the right foot.
Third, pray and ask God to help you accomplish your goal. Why should you be trying to do this alone when you have access to the power of God?
Fourth, pray positively. This is a very important practical lesson. Emphasize what you want positively rather than what you don’t want. Keep your mind on the things above (right, Godly actions) rather than the things below (the sin that so easily besets us). As you pray, pray in the same positive manner.
Fifth, print out a verse that describes what you want to occur. For example, if you want to be kind, read, meditate on, and memorize verses such as Ephesians 4:32 and Galatians 5:22. Praying and meditating over these verses will help you deal with what you want to occur.
Fifth, practice the presence of God. I’ll write about this in detail one day soon. Until then, think about God in this way. He is everywhere. You cannot go anywhere that you are not in the presence of God (Psalm 139:7-12). As a Christian, Christ is in you, and you are in Christ (John 14:20, amazing isn’t it?).
As you drive, work, sit at your desk, consider that God is right there with you.
Finally, at the end of the day, assess your progress and ask God to help you with tomorrow.
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