Monday, October 10, 2011

The Boxing Ring

I went into the boxing ring at our house party with my daughter in-law.  She knocked me against the side a couple of times and I felt my neck go of alignment. She was better in the boxing ring than me, for sure. I will say, it was a lot of fun, and well worth getting hit. My two children had a good time boxing me as well, and found it the perfect opportunity to beat up mom! I knew going in that I would come out in worse shape. My back and neck just can't handle that kind of stuff anymore, and I was very sore all weekend. I went to the chiropractor this afternoon and he asked me what I had  been doing. When I said I had been boxing my daughter in law in the boxing ring he couldn't stop laughing! He said that as long as I was having a good time it was worth the horrible shape I had put my body in!
Do I say that about the new self versus the old self?  God has given me a new self, He has made me a saint. I am free of sin, free to live like Him.  But, every now and then the old life, old self taunts me, creeps in, and I get in the boxing ring. I get knocked around, knocked out, and I come out sore. Possibly it was fun while I was in there, but, ouch, it hurts when I finally realize that I'm trapped in the ring and I need to get out! I need help, I need someone to get me back in alignment.
Jesus, Say that Again, keep me out of the boxing ring, keep me in alignment with you. In Your steps. Freedom with You, Jesus.

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