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Daily Meditation - January 8

Scripture

You are controlled by the Spirit, not sin, if you have the Spirit of God living in you. Remember that those who do not have Christ living in them do not belong to him at all. Christ lives in you, so even though sin will cause your body to die, the Spirit makes you right with God resulting in life.

God's Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. Just as God raised Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your physical bodies by his Spirit living in you.

My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Ro 8:9, Ga 2:20

Prayer

Lord make this a reality in my life. Help me to die to the old ways of thinking that oppose your authority. I confess that there are areas of my life that sin does rule. I have harmful thinking patterns, destructive ways of relating to others, and inappropriate behaviors.

But I also am drawn to the new life I find in your presence. You are constantly inviting me to experience the resurrected life on and your resurrection power. Let this be the focus of my attention and affection today.