Take a moment to refresh, refocus, and refine your faith.
Holy God, when I am tempted toward sin, help me choose that which is better. I can so easily justify to myself why what I am attracted to isn’t so bad or wrong. I can point to the small details of loveliness while ignoring the blatantly ugly around them. But what you offer is truly pure and eternally valuable. My flesh aches for instant gratification though in my heart I know the rewards you have for me in the future will far surpass anything I can enjoy now. Remind me why choosing difficult righteousness is far better than indulging cheap, temporal cravings. Amen.
Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.