Just reading Romans 6 and thinking about the slaves and obeying thing. If a slave of Mr. Jones spent his whole day thinking about Mr. Smith, the scene would look like this. ‚Äúdon‚Äôt obey Mr. Smith, don‚Äôt obey Mr. Smith, don‚Äôt obey Mr. Smith, what‚Äôs that, Mr. Jones? Yessir, I‚Äôll be right there sir. don‚Äôt obey Mr. Smith, don‚Äôt obey Mr. Smith, don‚Äôt obey Mr. Smith, Yessir, Mr. Jones, what can I do for you? don‚Äôt obey Mr. Smith, don‚Äôt obey Mr. Smith, don‚Äôt obey Mr. Smith,
How silly! I think I can say that for many years all I thought about was how to sin, and different ways to get away with it. Not just like how to get this or that experience, but if whatever isn‚Äôt motivated and led by the spirt, then man, what a slave I was! So now that I‚Äôm not a slave to sin, what am I a slave to? I must say that Jesus is a much more merciful master than sin. That‚Äôs a funny thing to say. I guess in that I never feel helpless to obey Jesus, but I remember often being helpless to resist sin.
I guess it goes back to the ‚Äòdoing what is natural‚Äô thing. Slowly it is becoming automatic for me to follow Christ in some areas.
In some it‚Äôs a pure act of will.