26, January 2012

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Christ Can Set Us Free

‘Turn us back to You, O Lord, and we will be restored…’ Lamentations 5:21 NKJV

Any habit you cannot break, or that you refuse to break, is a habit that has the power to break you. Are you dealing with appetites that are out of control? Do you struggle with compulsions that bring moments of pleasure followed by days of remorse? Do you go through periods of abstinence, only to be followed by seasons of indulgence that leave you defeated and condemned? Christ can set you free! The Bible says, ‘God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil…’ (Acts 10:38 NKJV)

It’s not what you go through in life that messes you up; it’s what you keep going back to! Are you tired of saying, ‘I’m not going to look at it, I’m not going to listen to it, I’m not going to do it,’ only to go out and repeat your old patterns over and over? Here’s a prayer for you to pray, a prayer God will answer: ‘Turn us back to You, O Lord, and we [I] will be restored.’ Ask God to turn your heart back to Him, because the truth is, you can’t do it for yourself! You say, ‘But my friends have given up on me.’ God won’t. The Psalmist wrote: ‘Many are they who say of me, "There is no help for him in God."…But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head. I cried to the Lord with my voice, and He heard me.’ (Psalm 3:2-4 NKJV) Christ can set you free, so turn to Him today.

SoulFood: Lev 18-20, Matt 10:21-31, Ps 104:1-23, Pr 3:9-10

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2011

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