Romans 6:16 2/17/16

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Romans 6:16 – 2/17/16

“Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slave of the one you obey – whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?”

I really don’t feel like doing this right now. I’ve heard this countless times. Soften my heart Lord to hear what you have to say.

So, I’m a slave either way huh? I don’t know why I would want to be a slave to anyone. I want to do my own thing, do me. But most of the time, if I’m honest that doesn’t match up with what God wants. I am a sinful human being, made by a perfect eternal God. So if I’m not obedient to the Lord, who am I obeying? My flesh! And what does this verse say? Whoever you offer yourself obedient to, you are its slave. I am a slave to my flesh.

God why do I do what I don’t want to do and the things which I want to do I don’t do? Give me a heart for the things that you desire Lord. I’m sick of rendering myself useful in the hands of my flesh instead of your hands. Why is it so easy to say something and go live forgetting what was just expressed. It’s not what’s taught, it’s what’s caught. God help me catch what you’re trying to teach me. Help me grasp on and never let go. I want to be obedient to only you.

Father,

You know what I want
But it’s a struggle to follow
The precepts of your Word
Because my heart is hollow

I want Your filling
But, I’m filled with self
It’s hard to put what I want
Away up on the shelf

To fill myself with You
To become your slave
Seems impossible sometimes
But I want to praise Your name

If I’m not obedient to you
Who am I hearing?
The voice of my flesh
Sometimes is over bearing

What I want to do I don’t
But what I hate I do
What is this sickness?
Who should I listen to?

It’s easy to do me
It’s hard to do God
But one leads to death
And the other to the Father

Slave to sin
Brings only death
Slave to God
He gives life breath

God,
I need Your help I’m not grown
I want to follow Your will
And not live on my own

I want to be Your bond slave
Listen to Your words of life
I’m sick of relying on me
Self only brings strife

Give me strength, Father
Though the storm is raging
Though a struggle daily
Still you are unhanging

You say,
Instead of trying to fix yourself
Fix your gaze on me,
The lover of your soul

God wants my heart
And that means change
Change means pruning
And pruning means pain

I give me to you
Obedience vs. strife
Flesh vs. You
God, take my life.

How: Tomorrow, I will wake up at 6, to spend time with the Lord instead of obeying my flesh and rolling back over to fall asleep again.

 

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2 comments

  1. Heather McElroy · February 18, 2016

    Samuel I love reading your blog, this one says so much, yes it is hard to always do what God is telling us and yes we are human. But no matter what God will never fail us he is ALWAYS there for us holding us by our right hand. You are a beautiful soul Samuel stay strong and true. Be safe and I am praying for you. Love Auntie Heather xoxo

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    • sammycuddy · February 22, 2016

      Thanks Aunty. That’s right God’s always got us. love you and miss you!

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