Have you had the misfortune to be up in the wee hours of the morning, with nothing to watch on television except infomercials?

Of course you have. I found myself in that position lately, and I noticed a common theme among many of them. It boils down to “You can get thin, and maybe even get those abs you’ve always wanted. And you don’t have to change ANY of the bad habits that got you in this condition in the first place!”

That sounds an awful lot like the lies that Satan tries to tell us, especially as new believers, doesn’t it?

The truth is, we won’t change our bodies, our minds, or our souls without some serious work on our parts. We have to come apart from our sinful, selfish ways if we want to become what God intends for us to be.

It’s hard work, resisting temptation and renewing our minds. But our “personal trainer” – the Holy Spirit – promises to be with us every step of the way.