Monday, February 27, 2012

Fighting with my Flesh

I've figured out how to fight with my flesh well enough to win most times. But there are moments when my flesh does not fight fair. So I embrace my humanity by confessing quietly, knowing that a little bit of anonymity goes a long way. Because sometimes I fail to live up to the standards the rest of us seem compelled to create, when the only standard I really need to live up to is that of a Holy God.

"So think clearly and exercise self-control. Look forward to the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.”
1 Peter 1:13-16

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