Group Devotion (January 18, 2017)
“For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.” (Romans 7:18–20)
As a Christian, we do not want to do anything that goes against the will of God. The problem is we are just like Paul. We realize in our flesh there is no good thing that dwells in us. Paul had a desire to do the will of God. He understood outside the Spirit of God he could do absolutely nothing.
We can become frustrated wondering why we fail in our spiritual life. We go to church, conferences, read our Bible, listen to good Christian music and still there seems to be something missing. We do everything right except for one thing. We do all the surface things but we seem to forget the most important one thing we have to do. We have to let go of our will and allow the will of God to dwell in us.
This is why it is so important to be continually connected to God. Remember Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)