(re-post from 8/18/2014)
Today I heard that I must throw off any sin that hinders my walk with you. However, I still gave in to temptations today. I still sinned.
God, sin is a tricky thing. It sneaks up on you, making you unsure of when to flee.
Lord, I pray that when the very beginning of temptation enters my head, I would flee. Give me strength to push the thought away, and if it pursues, give me the strength to flee. When I am tempted, remind me why that sin is wrong. Remind me why I don't want to do that sin.
Lord, I am not bound by sin. I have been crucified with Christ; sin's chains have been cast off. Help me, Father. Please pull me away from returning to those chains.
I will not, must not, put those chains back on. Take control, Father. Please stop the temptations that keep chasing me by screaming why they are bad.