Recovery is all about action! It doesn’t just happen by itself. The apostle Paul seemed to have an addiction to tradition, knowledge and being right before coming to know Christ. After coming to know Christ he still battled with the flesh and the spirit of Christ within him. He states in Romans 7:15-20 “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do-this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.”
Brothers and Sisters, if Paul still struggled with the flesh we will to! The good news is that we can take positive action. One of the critical actions we can take is to set our affections on things above. We need to “savor” Christ!
Written by John D. Giglotti Jr.