October 2, 2019
This scripture holds two very important truths for me. The first is that I cannot allow any substance to have a foothold in my life. Maybe alcohol is not an issue for you, maybe for you it’s something else. Perhaps pornography? Maybe food? Maybe social media? You know what it is, now is your time to overcome. Nothing can own you unless you allow it to. So make a choice to no longer allow it to own you. I realize my words can be frustrating. If you cannot set that thing aside without help then get the help you need to do so. If it’s really big, seek professional help. If it’s a little smaller, tell someone you trust, ask them to hold you accountable. Just do it.
The second truth this scripture holds for me is that I am most definitely called to speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves. Honestly, I’m not entirely sure what that looks like in my life. I spend time counseling with women who need hope. I know I’ve been called to do that. I share the gospel every chance I get. I’m currently asking God to show me where I fit in when it comes to defending the rights of the poor and needy. What has He put on your heart?
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Pray -Jesus, if I am totally honest, _______________ has more control over my life than I would like to admit. I spend my time, energy and focus on it far more than I should. Today I lay it down at your feet, Jesus. Would you take it? Would you give me wisdom to know what steps I need to take to completely eradicate its control over my life? And Lord, as I get a handle on my life, would you begin to open my eyes to the needs of others around me? Show me where I can bring justice, hope, grace and truth. In Your name.
Be Still – now just sit quietly with God, think about the scripture you read, re-read it if need be. Spend the rest of the 15 minutes just being with God.