For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God–through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin. Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. (Rom 7:22-8:2 NIV)
Prayer: LORD, when I feel like a war is going on inside of me, help me remember that it IS! I want to follow the leadership of Your Spirit, and not live according to the demands of my flesh nature. I am not a slave to sin, and I refuse to live under its oppressive jurisdiction. I am grateful for my relationship with You that makes me free from the bondage and condemnation of sin. In Jesus’ name, Amen.