Daily D – Romans 8:6
Romans 8:6 “So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.” (NLT)
Romans 15:13 “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Who will you let control you today? Our measure of the good life and perfect peace depends on how we answer this question. A life of hopeful expectation, joyful presence, and perfect peace is possible when we trust God from the bottom of our hearts. This is how to live an overflowing life of abundance and generosity.
Romans 8:6 invites us to welcome God’s Spirit to control our minds. Control is kind of a big issue for us. We like feeling in control, even when we know we’re not. What you and I are capable of controlling is fairly limited and dependent upon our moods and resources. God controls, you may recall from the children’s song, the whole world.
Yielding control of our lives and many issues and responsibilities to God may initially feel terrifying. With practice, we discover two complementary truths. First, we were never as in control as we pretended. Second, God is better at controlling everything than we are at controlling anything.
When I control my life, I have to juggle a million balls, and almost all of them fall to the ground. When God controls my life, the only things falling away are things that ultimately were in the way.
This is a good day to pray, “Our Father, Source of hope, please take control of my life. You take the lead. You show me the way. Teach me your steps of faith, your rhythms of grace. I want to live the kind of life that overflows with confident hope through the power of your Spirit. Amen.”
I will yield control to God’s Spirit living within me.
Our Father, Source of hope, please take control of my life. You take the lead. You show me the way. Teach me your steps of faith, your rhythms of grace. I want to live the kind of life that overflows with confident hope through the power of your Spirit. Amen.
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Deuteronomy 8:12-18 When you eat and are full, and build beautiful houses to live in, and your herds and flocks grow large, and your silver and gold multiply, and everything else you have increases, be careful that your heart doesn’t become proud and you forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery. He led you through the great and terrible wilderness with its poisonous snakes and scorpions, a thirsty land where there was no water. He brought water out of the flint rock for you. He fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your ancestors had not known, in order to humble and test you, so that in the end he might cause you to prosper. You may say to yourself, ‘My power and my own ability have gained this wealth for me,’ but remember that the Lord your God gives you the power to gain wealth, in order to confirm his covenant he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 “Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your city gates.“
Deuteronomy 1:2, 3 It is an eleven-day journey from Horeb to Kadesh-barnea by way of Mount Seir. In the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first of the month, Moses told the Israelites everything the Lord had commanded him to say to them.