“Yes, when Christ died, he died once to defeat the power of sin - enough for all time. He now has a new life, and his new life is with God. In the same way, you should see yourselves as being dead to the power of sin and alive with God through Christ Jesus.” Romans 6:9-11 (NCV)
So we know that we need to get rid of the bad things in our lives, and that we need to not just read God's word but do it. We have also learnt that it will take effort on our part, and that we are not just passive models for God to play with. This is because he loves having a relationship with us.
This relationship is enabled by the fact the Jesus died on a cross, not just to forgive our sins but to defeat the power of sin in our lives. So as we have learnt about the effort we have to put in on our part so that God will help us change our way of life to be more like Jesus, God promises to help us more by giving us the ability to defeat the power of sin in our lives.
We have not just moved away from the old way of life, but we have died to it. It is cut off and we are alive in Christ and all the amazing things God has got for us.
Lord Jesus, thank you so much that I am a new creation but, and that because of this I have died to sin and I am now alive in you. Please help me to see the sin in my life and with your help overcome it with the help of the Holy Spirit. I ask this in your name Jesus. Amen.