Slaves to Righteousness

image by Samuel Williams

image by Samuel Williams

Such treasure was gained,

upon that old cross;

our old way of life,

sin and shame, now lost.

For He took it all,

the One sinless Man;

so that we might live,

access His great plan.

Death to our sin self,

life in His great grace;

as we live for Him,

we’ll finish our race.

Let no sin come reign,

in body or mind;

instead follow Christ,

who is just and kind.

To whom we offer,

we become a slave;

will it be to death?

Or His righteous ways?

For freedom in Christ,

is freedom indeed;

no longer sin’s slave,

He will meet each need.

(Responding to Romans 6:8-14)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that in You, we are no longer stuck in sin, but are forgiven as we ask, and have Your Spirit to keep us from succumbing to the same snares of sin again.  Forgive us for falling into old patterns, and protect our minds and hearts from listening to any lie that might lead us astray from Your good and perfect way.  Thank You that Your grace is far greater than our gaffes, and that Your love leads us to repentance and restores us to right relationship with You.  May we walk in obedience, so that we listen and live in love in such a way, that many come to know You for themselves today.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

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