Morning Everyone, welcome to Dee's thoughts:
C.H. Spurgeon said, “If God does not save a man by truth he certainly will not save them by lies, and if the old gospel is not competent to work a revival, then we will do without the revival.
In the church, we will find three kinds of people. There are the spectators, anticipators and participators. The spectator is just there to observe; the anticipator is expecting real blessings but not doing anything about it; and the participator is busy singing, praying, ushering, planning and doing the work. The participators are the minority, but they are the sacred few who are doing "the majority of the work."
2 Peter 2:19 tells us this--They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him.
That is pretty clear isn’t it? We all have been enslaved to something at some point and have had habits we wish we could break but have felt powerless to overcome them. How do we identify a controlling habit? A controlling habit is something you find yourself doing even though it is destructive.
Some of us, reason things out in our minds, if we admit we have a habit than we are less than spiritual. Denial is not the way to deal with the problem. Controlling habits are like a cable, they slowly bind you up without you even noticing. Habits are formed through our willful behavior. The person has given in so many times to this thing that they now find themselves doing it over and over again. It has now become your master!
Habits break us down to the point to where we don’t even try to resist anymore. This is a clue that we need to pay attention to! God wants us to be free of things that have gained control of us. James. 5:16 “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”
There is an old saying, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” You take a life problem which you did not get overnight and you break it down into bite size pieces and work on it one day at a time and rely on God’s strength one Day at a time.
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Healing Hearts Ministry; P.O. Box 390003; Omaha, NE 68139-0003
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