Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Doing It

Nike, the famous athletic apparel company, coined the phrase “Just do it.” But life isn't that easy. Paul, the apostle, was more on target when he said, “I do not do the good thing I want to do, but I do the wrong thing that I do not want to do.”(Romans 7:19) We fail to do what we know we should.

Just as Nike would have you believe you can’t “Just do it” without their shoes, the Bible truthfully states that we can’t do it without Jesus. He did what we couldn’t, live a life on earth without sinning. But when he left earth, he gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit to help us do what we should.

God’s Holy Spirit prompts us to make right decisions, to stop doing what we know is wrong and to live a life worthy of being called children of God. We can fight off the sinful nature with God’s help and do what he calls us to do.

Once you start doing that, you’ll find another change in your life. You still won’t be able to “Just do it” as easily as the Nike ads claim. But you will be able to do it justly. And doing it justly is better than just doing it every time.



Terry said...

That's an important point: We can't do it alone. We need the Holy Spirit. Thanks for the reminder today!

D.J. Hughes said...

"...doing it justly is better than just doing it every time."

I love this. So true.

Warren Baldwin said...

Very good. "Just do it ... With God's help." He is with us.