“Why are you so angry?” the Lord asked Cain. “Why do you look so dejected? You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.” - Genesis 4:6-7
You have some goals for the New Year, I bet. Sure, maybe you're not calling them "resolutions" but either way, there are some things you'd like to be different this year, right? Well here's one you want to be sure not to overlook: mastering sin.
Unlike exercise and diet and probably all the other self improvement things, this one can't be accomplished on sheer willpower. Romans 8:1-2 elaborates:
Spark. Big honking bonfire.
what is "spark"?
Its a small thing - like the flash on a spark plug that hopefully ignites something bigger to propel you forward.