I was so moved by today’s Lenten Season Fast devotion that I wanted to share it in today’s Tammi’s Hump Day Helper. My church is availing itself to a weekly devotion centering on healing and deliverance in seven areas during the Lenten season. This week’s devotion is on truth. The following is a powerful, matter-of-fact excerpt from the devotion that I believe will bless you, if you allow it:
“Surrendering to God is more than a “once-in-a-lifetime” process; it’s something we need to do on a daily basis. As various situations arise, we are tempted to fall back into old patterns and consequently, we need to repeatedly give the matter over to God and respond as He directs us…Remember that you cannot play games with God. He knows what’s going on , which means you can’t keep anything from Him. He knows you better than you know yourself. In fact, if you are really serious about turning your life over to Him, He may reveal some things to you that you’d rather not see or that you wish you didn’t have to confront. Christ said, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). It’s only when we surrender to the truth about our lives that we can be set free from the things that bind us. Truth leads to change – one day at a time. So be patient – God isn’t finished with you yet.”
Pray – “Thank you, Jesus, for this day, for new life, and a new start. Keep me open to the truth about myself. Day by day set me free from the things that bind me. Renew me by your Spirit so I reflect more of who you are every passing day. Amen.”
Prayer works! Complete the prayer assignment and watch God move in your midst. You can do this!