“Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.” (Romans 7:4)
We are all appointed to die, but we are invited to die with Christ that He might forever conquer death brought by sin. Dying to death, we are given new life. Mathematically, the double negative makes a positive. He who was raised from the dead will also raise us along with Him into a new life freed from the death of sin. Sin may continue in this age, but it has been conquered.
Lord, help me see that daily I must die to sin, death and the devil in order to live according to Your Word. Guide my thinking to understand what You have accomplished and the life to which You are calling me. Guide me in my actions to live as one who is now joined with You, here, now and forever. May I learn to think in new ways that are in accordance with the Father’s will.
Lord, through the power of the Holy Spirit, guide me today to bear fruit that is befitting of Your kingdom. Through my thoughts, words and deeds help me understand more fully this upward call that You have given me, knowing that through You alone am I able to move in the heavenly direction to which You have called me. May I be directed by You throughout this day to bear fruit for Your kingdom. Amen.