DON’T Give Up

This is always a tough time of year for people recovering from any type of brokenness.  I’ve had the opportunity to help a couple of fellow alcoholics these past few days and tonight I was drawn to Galatians 5:1 “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.  Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” 

Jesus came to set us free.  He paid the ultimate price for us to be free.  We are forgiven once and for all and again and again and again.  The enemy wants us to forget about the price Jesus paid.  The enemy wants us to not “feel” forgiven.  The enemy wants us to be slaves to our past.  Stand strong and do not let the enemy win!

We can honor Jesus and show him thanks by not allowing the enemy to pull us back into the slavery of our past lives.  Continue to fight the good fight, continue to be good.  Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”  Paul tells us to not give up because there is a harvest waiting for us.  A friend of mine gave me this prayer a few years ago.  Try reading this prayer each morning and evening for 30 days and see how you feel.  The road you are on is the road to victory don’t let the enemy sway you.

Spirit of the living God, I ask You to evict from my conscious, subconscious and unconscious mind all control of any wicked powers.  Break all of their power and manipulation of my thought processes.  Sweep them away and make my mind clear of any wicked spirit dominion.  Renew and sanctify my mind, Holy Spirit.

I now ask the Holy Spirit to look all through my emotions on the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious levels.  Evict any controlling powers of darkness.  Gracious Holy Spirit, take control of my emotions.  Fill them with the Spirit’s fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, meekness, faithfulness, and self-control.

I now ask the Holy Spirit to look all through my conscious, unconscious, and subconscious will for any control of wicked powers.  Evict them now to where the Lord Jesus Christ is commanding them to go.  Sweep my volition totally clean from evil control and manipulation.

I offer my body in all of its parts and functions as an expression of my spiritual worship to my heavenly Father.  Holy Spirit, look through all my body for any controlling activity of wicked spirits.  I surrender all my physical appetites to Christ’s lordship and my sexuality for the glory of God.

In the name and worthiness of my Lord Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen


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