Lord, we thank You that our lives are not controlled by what we are. They are transformed by what You are. We are sinners. You are the God of grace, Shall our sin triumph over Your grace? – “God forbid!” (Romans 6:1-2). “Sin shall not have dominion over us” (Romans 6:14). Your grace has brought us forgiveness. May it also bring us renewal: “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23).