Chapter-a-Day Romans 8

This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid,
grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a
childlike "What’s next, Papa?"
Romans 8:15 (TM)

Are you a spiritual undertaker – constantly hovering around and performing CPR on the dead carcass of your sin nature? Do you focus time and energy tending the grave of your sin-centered self? There is so much good stuff that our Father has for us. Walk away from the death pit. Take off the mourning clothes!

"With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah, that fateful dilemma is
resolved. Those who enter into Christ’s being-here-for-us no longer
have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud. A new power is
in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has
magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of
brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death…attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life

As one teacher put it:

"If I spend my time doing the ‘do’s’ I don’t have time to do the ‘don’ts’. And if I could I wouldn’t but I can’t so I don’t so it’s cool!"

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