“I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a girl. Job 31:1 (NIV)
Do you want to live a life that is pleasing to me? Do you want to live the life that I have called you to live? Yes, I want to live a life that is pleasing to you. Yes, I want to live the life that you have called me to live. How can I live a life that is pleasing to you? How can I live the life that you have called me to live? Those are very good questions. You have heard my call. You have heard me calling you to come to me. Yes, I have heard your call. Yes, I have come to you. What did you need to do to respond to my call? What did you need to do to come to me? I needed to turn away from my old life to respond to your call and come to you. That’s right. You left your old life behind. You turned away from your sin. You said that you were going to follow me as your Savior and Lord. Yes, I did. I meant it. That is what I have done. Yes, you have left your old life of sin behind. Do you think leaving your old life of sin behind you is a one-time decision? I’m not sure. If leaving my old life of sin behind me is a one-time decision then it needs to be reaffirmed continually. What do you mean by that? I need to reaffirm moment by moment and day by day that I have left my old life of sin behind to love, follow and serve you as my Savior and Lord. That’s right.
Have you had any difficulty leaving your old life of sin behind you? Yes, I have had difficulty continually leaving my old life of sin behind me. I have made a commitment to not let anything into my life that will feed and sustain sin growing in me. That is very good. How has that worked out for you? It hasn’t been enough. Why is that? I cannot live the life that you have called me to live without your help. No, you cannot. How do you think I will make you able to live a life that is pleasing to me? You will change my heart. You will transform my mind. How will I do that? You will use your word to change my heart and transform my mind. Yes, I will. With a changed heart and transformed mind it will be my desire to do what is pleasing to you. Yes, it will. That is what you will do. That is the desire of my heart and my mind. That is very good.
Lord, I’m making a commitment before you right now. I will leave my old life of sin behind. I will allow you to use your word to change my heart and transform my mind. I will live the life that you have called me to live. I will go and do whatever you ask of me. Amen
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