Equipping Your Reimagine Journey
I like the point of finding out why we hold on to our sin. Sometimes the root of the problem goes beyond the act of sinning. If you don't kill the root then you can't kill the weed.
You must also come to hate your sin. You must see it from God's perspective rather than your flesh. You can find no pleasure in your sin. Psalm 101:3-4.
I also believe that confession and one or two people to keep you accountable is a powerful tool. Confession does wonders to short circuit guilt and condemnation. Accountability helps when you are weak because your partners encourage you to the achive more, like a cheerleader.
There are some practical things we need to do also such as avoid the situation or circumstance that allows or prompts sinful thoughts or behavior. Don't go there; don't watch that, don't facilitate sin in any way, instead fill your life with Christ honoring things and there will be no room or time for sinful behavior, 2 Corinthians 10:5, Romans 13:14. I know it's not as simple as a memory verse but God's Word addresses or needs.
Having the right weapons/tools may make the battle easier but it is still a battle.
Maurilio - AMEN!!
Gen 6:5 And Jehovah saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Rom 7:18 - 25 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwells no good thing. For to will is present with me, but how to perform that which is good I do not find. For I do not do the good that I desire; but the evil which I do not will, that I do. But if I do what I do not desire, it is no more I working it out, but sin dwelling in me. I find then a law: when I will to do the right, evil is present with me. For I delight in the Law of God according to the inward man; but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin being in my members. O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then with the mind I myself serve the Law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.
Rom 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.