Forgive me for being bound by, and enslaved to, my old nature: the lusts of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. I have found my identity in the world where I live for myself and I die alone.
My old nature has taught me that there is no God, no one cares for me, I am all alone, and it is all about survival of the fittest where the weak die off and only the strong survive.
My flesh craves to be identified and to be noticed by everyone around me. It’s all about me and my wants, and others exist to serve me. I live in a world unto myself and everything revolves around me, for my pleasure, and for my glory.
My flesh hates you and it wages war against the Holy Spirit. It desires to keep all of us trapped in our sinful natures and unresponsive to your great love. It keeps our eyes blind, our hearts cold, and our wills determined to have their own ways.
Father, where will I remain and be found? For the wages of my sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus my Lord (Romans 6:23).
Will I remain in my old sinful nature or be found in you? Will I choose life or death?
Thank you for giving me the freedom to choose. Today I choose life and I choose you. Your love has set me free, and this love is found in your Son, Jesus of Nazareth.
Therefore I choose to move forward knowing that I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me, and the life which I now live, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and died for me. (Galatians 2:20). Amen.