Owen directs us to Romans 8:13 where we have clear direction to mortify the deeds of the flesh:
For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. (Romans 8:13 ESV)
And the five points of this text reveal:
1. To whom it is directed: 'You believer.'
2. The condition: 'If you.'
3. The means of accomplishment: 'The Spirit.'
4. A duty: 'Put to death the deeds of the body.'
5. A promise: 'You will live."*
So take a moment right now to consider those sins that trouble you the most and how you'll put them to death today.
*From The Mortification of Sin: Abridged and made easy to read by Richard Rushing, Banner of Truth, pgs. 1&5.