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"How Ba-a-a-ad Can I Be?"

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#1 Our old selves can feel so comfortable.
#2 But if we're seeking Jesus the feeling won't last long.

"How ba-a-a-ad can I be? I'm just doing what comes naturally!"  The lyrics from this song (forever seared in my brain!) from the movie The Lorax came to mind today as I was thinking of how I so easily slip into the old ways I've been trying to leave behind...the ways that come "naturally".

As I was thinking this over in the car, with King talking my right ear off about his unrealistic plans for our Thanksgiving holiday, and Lottie in the back seat squealing for joy as she steals the blanket from the screaming with fury baby, I kinda wanted to pull the van over, lift it over my head, give it a hulk-like shake and scream, "BE QUIET!!!!"

By grace alone, I didn't.  And by grace alone, this song was playing on the radio:
[Overcome by Jeremy Camp] Jesus died so that we can overcome our sins. 
We are not prisoners. 
We don't have to be …