MIM Aug 4I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.
Romans 7:15

Why is it so hard to do the things you want
to do or to be the man you want to be?
Nearly every man wants to be a better man,
a better husband or a better father. Yet too
often, we simply don’t execute.
You didn’t wake up this morning wanting
to be a worse man, a worse husband
or a worse father. If you did, you certainly
wouldn’t be reading a devotional magazine!
Yet, even though you want to be better, and
even though you have a good picture
of what that might look
like, you (and I) still don’t measure up to
our own standards. So what is the problem?
The problem isn’t not knowing what to do
(information); it’s not knowing how to do
it (power). If we are going to become the
men God wants us to be, it will not be in
our own strength. Paul shared our struggle:
“What a wretched man I am! Who
will rescue me from this body of death?”
(Romans 7:24). The answer: “Thanks be to
God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!” (vv.
24–25). Power comes through loving and
obeying Jesus Christ. MIMBS 5

Spend some time asking God to give you His
power through Jesus Christ. In what areas of
your life do you need more of His power?
Daily Reading: 2 Chronicles 35:1-36:23, 1
Corinthians 1:1-17, Psalm 27:1-6, Proverbs

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