Romans 6:1-11
Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more kindness and forgiveness? 2 Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it? 3 Or have you forgotten that when we became Christians and were baptized to become one with Christ Jesus, we died with him? 4 For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.  5 Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised as he was. 6 Our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. 7 For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. 8 And since we died with Christ, we know we will also share his new life. 9 We are sure of this because Christ rose from the dead, and he will never die again. Death no longer has any power over him. 10 He died once to defeat sin, and now he lives for the glory of God. 11 So you should consider yourselves dead to sin and able to live for the glory of God through Christ Jesus.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

As a child of God, what is your relationship with sin?  Now that you have accepted Christ as Lord and have received forgiveness for your sins, what power does sin have over you?  According to Paul, sin has lost its power to control you.  It does not mean that you will not sin again; it just means that sin has no power over you.  Without the blood of Christ over you, sin has complete control.  It is like swimming into a whirlpool, once in it, you have no control except to go through the whole thing and be spit out at the end.  Sin is like that for those without Christ.  Taking that first step into sin, will pull you deeper into it and it will lead to complete destruction.  As a Christian, we will sin, but the power of the Holy Spirit will bring it to our mind and we will seek forgiveness and have the power to step out of it.  1 Corinthians 10:13 applies to sin in our life, “No trial has come to you but what is human. God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength; but with the trial he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to bear it.”  Once you confess your sin, He is faithful to forgive you and will provide you power to step out of it.  We are not bound by the sin we have stepped into.  Our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.  We are free to do the will of God the Father through the direction of Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Consider yourself dead to sin and go out and live for the glory of God through Christ Jesus.

Have a God Day!