Since we've compiled this long and sorry record as sinners (both us and them) and proved that we are utterly incapable of living the glorious lives God wills for us (The Message).
We are born as sinners - we are lost if we are in control of our lives. When the flesh commands - we can not hear the voice of God.
This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life (The Message).
Jesus gave His life on the cross so that we can have life through Him. His Blood washes away our past, cleanses us from our sins, and gives us a new life in which we will hear His voice.
Strive to live in peace with everybody and pursue that consecration and holiness without which no one will [ever] see the Lord (Amplified Bible).
Our foundation is Jesus, our old life has passed. God has a plan for you! Listen to His voice. His everlasting love will comfort you in your new walk with Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit guides you in the divine life you live. Your new life is a journey with the Holy Spirit as your guide!
Rather, let our lives lovingly express truth. Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, even Christ the Messiah, the Anointed One (Amplified Bible).
Every day we are faced with choices, those of the flesh and those of spirit. Even if we make mistakes, His grace will lead us home! As children of God we grow every day.