Thankful for a Change of Heart

by Christy Pearce on November 27th, 2016

 

  But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart
Romans 6:17
My heart just wasn’t in it.

As I sat warming the wooden bench at church camp, the Gospel message was sprinkled around the room. I counted the cost that sticky night as a 10-year-old girl. I had other plans that would interfere with waving the white flag for Jesus sake.

“Not now,” I breathed in my young ignorance. I arrogantly believed I had plenty of time to follow Jesus whenever I was done with all the (sinful) things that I wanted to do first. I whole-heartedly obeyed the only master I ever knew—sin.

Sin in our hearts opposes obedience from the heart.

Paul takes an adamant stance about the buoyancy of obedience in the heart and life of a Christian. But before obedience can flow from our hearts, we must first be changed by the power of the Gospel, specifically, by sharing in Christ’s death. (Romans 6:4)

So what exactly does Christ’s death do for us?

Paul puts it this way in verse 6: “We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.”

“That the body of sin may be brought to nothing.”

Marinate in that thought for a second or three.

See the rest over at Sweet to the Soul blog:
http://www.sweettothesoul.com/blog/2016/11/27/thankful-for-a-change-of-heart

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