God created all life, so choosing God’s way is choosing life. Choosing NOT God’s way is choosing the opposite of God, or death. We call this pattern of behaviour SIN.
As Christians it is important to be aware of our sin so that we can turn from that behaviour back to God’s intention for us. It’s not about making people feel guilty, it’s about living a better life and being healthy.
Addictive behaviours are riddled with sin.
Sin is easily over come through confession and repentance (LINK TO POST)
Some types of sin are physical, or physically inspired or physical indulgences, and can become habitual and may have a hold on us, so we need to go further and “Crucify the Flesh” in order to deal with it.
24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
(using your visual imagination)
Say: “Jesus you died for my sin.”
See your sin, imagine and/or name the sin
Say: “Jesus I thank you for your gift of dying so that I can be forgiven for my sin and I place this sin on you.”
See your sin put on Jesus’ body and watch as he is crucified.
See Jesus being taken from the cross and being laid in the tomb, with your sin still on him
See the resurrected Jesus and your sin is no longer on Him.