Thursday: Dive Deeper

I don’t know about you, but God has really had to do some work in me in this department.  I, like some of you, never felt worthy to ask God for anything.  Not with there being so much HUGE needs in the world.  “God doesn’t care about me feeling sick or my struggling with a friendship!  There are people starving in Africa for God’s sake!”
I finally got the newsflash…HE DOES!
Why?
Because He simply cares about me.
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There are SO MANY areas that the enemy wants to destroy you and before this knowledge, you may just be telling yourself, “Oh, this is my lot in life.  This is how God made me.  My mom was a worrier, so I will be too.”
LIES.  LIES.  LIES.
That line of thinking is what the Old Testament spoke of as “generational curses.”
You can see it in families today.
Things God does not want for me or anyone in my family; past, present or future.
Things I am deciding to stand up to, look the enemy square in the eye and use my authority given to my by Christ Jesus and declaring:
This.  Stops.  Here.
The sacrifice of Christ draws the line in the sands of time and says to the enemy,
“I DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU TO COME ANY CLOSER TO ME.”
Addiction.
Mental Illness.
Fear.
Poverty.
None of these are God’s will for His children.

One more day living and allowing this is another day you have allowed the enemy to rob you of God’s best.

It’s time you say:
This.  Stops.  Here.
Your family tree depends on YOU.
Your actions and decisions will shape generations to come.
What if you could be the one to stop decades of pain and lack?
That very thought has been an amazing revelation to me personally.
Please don’t think I have this whipped.
Addiction runs in my family and mine happens to be to food.
Decades of my life have been wasted hating my body and running to food for comfort.
I look at my precious daughters and I want to scream because I will be DAMNED if they suffer the same anguish I have.
THIS. STOPS. HERE.
Christ has died so they can have life and life abundantly.
So for their sake I will BOLDLY approach the throne of grace so I may receive mercy in my time of need.
John 10:10, Heb. 4:16
For my sake, I will believe God at His word.

SO…Here’s the hard question

1) What area(s) do you need to take God’s authority over the work of the enemy in your life?
–do you struggle with addiction? food, alcohol, prescription drugs, pornography
–anger?
–depression or anxiety?
–inferiority?
–fear?
Pray and ask God to reveal those tender areas, for the courage to come against them, and strength to speak to your mountain and watch Him cast it into the sea.

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