Shame on you if you came here and really thought you
Paul answered this question
with an emphatic heck no! In
fact, I donít ever WANT to sin. Why? Because when I do, I separate myself from
my relationship with God. He doesnít do this, I do it because Iím ashamed.
There's no doubt that I can really get a lot of pleasure from sin. If I
didn't I wouldn't do it! Unfortunately, most of my sin is only good for a
season. I could derive a lot of fun from getting drunk or fooling around
with my neighbors wife, but natural law says I'd die a drunk in a ditch or
contract some wonderful disease like AIDS if I don't shorten my season of self
But it's not death that keeps me from sinning. It's the distance I
create from my Lord due to my sin -- I can run away and hide with the best
of 'em. I slowly, but surely, lose the supernatural peace, joy and
power I once had derived from my relationship with Him.
No longer am I viewing things in a "Heavenly perspective", but I am back to
walking in the natural ways and once again begin reaping all the crap that this
world has to offer.
Now all of a sudden I feel that separation and it hurts. I've lost the power of Him in my life. And let me tell you, once youíve
experienced that you donít EVER want to lose it, and nothing in this
world even compares. Again, does this mean I donít sin? No, Iím still trapped in
this flesh and my will likes to kick up its ugly head, but believe me, it's
never, ever my spirit man's desire to sin!!