Re: To those who believe in free will............
The Spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. You can not obey God in the strength of the flesh. It can only be accompished by walking in the Spirit. The Spirit is the one who can help you honor God in everthing you do.
Originally Posted by nimblewillsgrace
Here is a set of steps I think are helpful. I assume you have been born again, so these steps are for a born again person who wants to honor God in everything but hasnt yet been sucessful.
a. Stop feeding the flesh/ sinful tendencies. starve it/them.
b. Feed the Spiritual man. Read the Bible, pray, fellowship, serve
c. When you sin, confess it and ask God to forgive and cleanse with the intention of not doing it again, by His Grace.
d. Realize that the only one keeping us from holiness is ourselves. God has already supplied everything to His children.
e. Don' t listen to the devil when he tells you that you can't do it or it's too late to start.
F. Stay close to God.
1 John 1:7- But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
2 Corinthians 7:1- Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.