If you ask what foundation you have to build your expectations on, remember that you have no other options. To whom will you go? Christ alone has the words of life (John 6:68). Without him you can do nothing (John 15:5). Your only strength comes from Christ dwelling in your heart by faith (Ephesians 3:16-17). You can only put the misdeeds of the flesh to death “by the Spirit” (Romans 8:13). And who sends and commands the Spirit but Christ?
– Kris Lundgaard, The Enemy Within: Straight Talk About the Power and Defeat of Sin, copyright 1998, page 145