As Christians we are not perfect and we will never be. However we are (or should I say “should be”) repentant, blood-washed, redeemed, forgiven sinners saved by God’s amazing grace. The Christian life does not stop at the moment of conversion. God has commanded us to live lives that are sanctified or pleasing to Him… lives that produce fruit and are a good testimony to the world around us. With that in mind our goal should be to live a devoted life for God every single day of the year … 365 days. Obviously some days we’ll feel on fire for God and on other days we’ll feel as dead as a cold potato but our goal should be to live for Him everyday!
The doctrine of the carnal Christian has destroyed more lives and sent more people to hell than you can imagine! Do Christians struggle with sin? Yes. Can a Christian fall into sin? Absolutely. Can a Christian live in a continuous state of carnality all the days of his life, not bearing fruit, and truly be Christian? Absolutely not !—or every promise in the Old Testament regarding the New Testament covenant of preservation has failed, and everything God said about discipline in Hebrews is a lie (Heb 12:6)! “A tree is known by its fruit” (Luk 6:44).
― Paul David Washer,