I hope your relationship with Christ has grown over the past few years. Let me share a little bit of my story…
I was in Kindergarten when I heard some older kids talking about accepting Christ. I had no idea what that meant, so I assumed I had done it. Then at age 8, I was laying in my bed, and I asked dad to help me accept Christ for real. I wandered away from God for a while until my dad brought me back. I re-committed my life to Christ at Camp Harvest in the summer of 2013 during study time with the leaders. Then something wonderful happened! God showed me something awesome through my dad; God showed me a verse that when I read it I thought, “Hey that’s me!”
Let me share it with you: Romans 7:15-25 and 8:1-2
For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.
So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
It meant a lot to me, because I was crying and saying, “I can’t do this, I can’t be good, I’m not good enough,” and the verse showed me that it’s my flesh that’s being bad, and not my spirit. The Holy Spirit has set me free through Christ Jesus, my Lord!
Please continue to grow in your faith with Christ.
Your sister in Christ, Kenna