Whilst at the team days, I browsed through a hymn book - and in there discovered a treasure that has often come to mind and brought me to a deeper conviction of the joy and priviledges of grace.
Sometimes, a decade on, I marvel at the continuing sinfulness of my heart. Why do I not do that which I know to be right and good, how can I settle for second best again and again, why do I not choose the great over the convenient?
WHAT IS IT IN ME THAT WILL NOT SURRENDER TO THE MAGNIFICENCE OF GRACE?
Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind,
but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.
It is sin: the self-reliance of the human heart on human strength; the innate denial of our need of God, our attempt at living as the Master of our own universe.