Christ has set us free for freedom. Therefore, stand firm and don’t submit to the bondage of slavery again. Galatians 5:1 CEB
Father I do not want to be shackled to fear, doubt, pride, arrogance or ignorance, mine or someone else’s. I do not want to get caught in the tangled web of satan. I do not want to be consumed by limitations. I want to be free Father. Show me how to do my part each day so that I can break these binds, and live as You intend. In Jesus’ name I humbly pray. Amen.
Today is my birthday and I have a lot to be grateful for, most importantly, my life and the fact that God has gifted it to me one more day. Without Him there would be no me and I never ever take that for granted.
The past few weeks have been rough for me as I’ve been battling mortal mind aka satan, the devil, lucifer, the enemy, “it”, etc. I’m not free and I know it, I feel it, and at times I feel like I’m being consumed by this presence.
I can tell more by the words I use to express myself and my circumstances. If my speech is sprinkled with or drowned in profanity, then I know I’m losing the fight. If I go days without posting to my Breaking Bread (and it’s not related to a hiatus) then I know I’m losing the fight.
I don’t like losing. So I’m praying for the strength and courage to fight, and to do so with skill, precision, tenacity, passion, focus, and patience. This battle is for my soul.
Think about that for a moment. Every single day the enemy plots its attack against us, to turn us away from the light, to destroy our hope, and to convince us to choose it over God. We are fighting for our souls. We are fighting for our freedom. What choice will you make today?
Questions of the Day
1. Do you want to be free?
2. Why do you want to be free?
3. In what areas of your life are you currently struggling and find yourself in bondage?
4. Can you visualize your life as a free person?
5. Can you tell when you’re under attack?
6. What do you do when you feel that you’re under attack?
7. How would you like to respond and recover from attacks?
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