Recovery Meditation #4

In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace. Romans 6:11-14

To be free from addiction the addict must stop offering their body on the alter of drugs. The addict will struggle with the cravings of the flesh which will try to draw them back into sin, into the body’s evil desires; but, the addict must die and let the Godly person in them be reborn.

All of us must die to sin every day. Dying to sin is not a “one and done” process. Dying to sin is an ongoing process that all Christians struggle with daily. None of us are free from sin. We are freed from the ultimate consequence of sin only by the grace of God and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross. The sacrifice made by Jesus Christ is the price of our sin. You are bought at a price. You are brought from death to life by belief in Jesus as your Lord and savior. In return for His sacrifice you should offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. Jesus delights in the sinner who comes to him.

Pray: Dear God, by your grace, make me alive to you in Jesus Christ. Thank you Jesus for dying for me, for paying the price for this wretched sinner. Help me, through the power of the Holy Spirit to over come the cravings of my flesh. Help me learn to live sober one day at a time and die to sin daily. Amen.

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