Scripture Read: Romans 2:24 For “the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you,” just as it is written.25 For indeed circumcision is of value if you practice the Law; but if you are a transgressor of the Law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.26 So if the uncircumcised man keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?27 And he who is physically uncircumcised, if he keeps the Law, will he not judge you who though having the letter of the Law and circumcision are a transgressor of the Law?28 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh.29 But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God.
Application: Father, this is the essence of the desire of our heart and yet seems so unattainable in our Flesh. Many feel they are living Romans 7 too much of the time. We really do know what we want to be – but many times we do not see ourselves becoming that. Please Father fill us with Your Spirit in such a way that we see the inner man become the norm. We do not desire to be a child of God outwardly only. We desire our outwardness to only be the reflection of that which is inward. Sometimes we can feel so tired – Lord make us like Caleb – still full of energy – energy for You - not for sin. We do not want to be content with the victories You have led us in. We thank You for them and they comfort our soul, but our desire is to see victories in new frontiers. Lord God grant us You! We don’t want to be just close –we desire to see this reality and we know You do to. It is us Lord that holds us back. Show us where we are being to hard on ourselves and show us where change is needed. We do not want to fail this test called life Lord – without You leading we will. Thank You Dad for listening. Our flesh, our appetites and our lack of conscious living. That is our trinity that competes with You - the real Trinity. Father help, Jesus lead and Holy Spirit please strengthen.