Bible Ballistics: BBs #86 A reblog from a friend who co-wirtes a blog called the “freeslavesdevotion”. Susan Roach is a dear friend and this post of from her co-blogger, Jen. I was so moved by it, that I thought it worth sharing with you for today’s Bible Ballistics. I pray that it speaks the volumes to you that it did to me, and if you follow blogs, their’s is a delight. Blessings on your day and your weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Sunday, Lord willing. Blanche

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“Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!” ~Romans 7:24-25a, NASB

Can I identify with Paul? Absolutely. And I’m finding that it is often in the lonely desert places in my life that God reveals to me the areas that need work. The hidden spots of anger, resentment, selfishness and conceit. He brings them up to the surface so that I can see them for what they are. Yuck.

I don’t like that. I don’t like to see the ugliness stored up inside of me. In frustration and embarrassment, I cry out to him, “Please take it away!”

A question floats to the top at that moment:  Take the sin, or just the view of that sin? What is it I really want? Disguise or metamorphosis? Because the thing is, real change takes time and…

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