“Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.” Romans 13:14 NIV
Oh, man. Convicting, right?
Or is it just me?
There are so many things my flesh desires- lusts after. And truth be told, indulges in.
I know for a fact that those days/times when I battle most are days that I have forgotten to “clothe myself with the Lord Jesus Christ”.
Picture that for a moment! My brain can hardly comprehend!
If my flesh is clothed with Christ, then no fleshly temptation will tear me down.
Not that cookie.
Not that fast food.
Not that glass of wine.
Not that bowl of ice cream.
Not that bag of potato chips.
The temptation to be lazy.
The temptation to not work out.
The temptation to not make dinner.
The temptation to not eat that salad.
The temptation to not care for my temple.
Zero. Nada. Zilch.
Let this verse sink in.
Then pray this verse.
“Lord Jesus Christ, clothe me with yourself today. Protect me from the enemy of fleshly gratification. May I glorify you in my body and in my actions today. For everything is an act of worship. Thank you for your grace when I fall. I get stronger each time you pick me up. In Jesus Name, Amen.”