July 22
In Me Dwells No Good Thing
For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; Romans 7:18a
Read Romans Chapter 7:1-20
ears ago we heard Sandy MacIntosh share a message about writing her daughter a letter as she was sending her off to college. The letter went something like this, To my lovely, beautiful daughter who I love so much; you amaze me with your beauty and your talent, and I am honored to be your Mother. You are brilliant and full of life and vigor, and I know you will exceed in all that you do. But I need to share with you this one truth; despite all these wonderful things that I see in you as your Mother, you need to know this, 'In Your flesh dwells no good thing.' * Wow!!! If that doesn't stop you in your tracks and make you think! * Used with permission. This is what our heavenly Father is saying to us in this verse. Look my children; I love you and have a purpose for your life. I can help you reach your potential and become the godly person I intend you to be. But we must settle this, and you need to understand that this cannot be done in the realm of the flesh. This reminds us of the words of Jesus when He said, Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. (Matt. 26:41) We should understand this and realize that apart from God, we can do nothing.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your truth.

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