24 November 2010

The Power of a Praying Wife Chapter 26: His Deliverance


We've all heard the Scriptures say...

"Deliver us from the evil one..." Matthew 6:13

"Deliver us from temptation..." 2 Peter 2: 9

"Call upon me in the day of trouble, and I will deliver you..." Psalm 50:15

This deliverance is freedom from the bondage of sin, and we all have tendencies towards certain sins.  We might not want to admit that or acknowledge that.  But why would God send His only Son to die on the cross for our sin if we were not enslaved to it.  Sin is yucky, and it traps us and one sin leads to another.   I'm so thankful for such a big God that can help us and deliver us from the bonds of sin.  He is so faithful to help us in our daily struggles and our times of troubles.  Whatever those sins may be, it could be materialism, lust, gossip, jealousy, laziness, etc.  No matter what sin you struggle with God has the power to help release you from it's grip if you are willing to let go.

I don't know all of you well enough to know your personal struggles (and that's between you and the Lord) and I don't know your spouses either, but you do...and all of us struggle with certain issues.  I have found that praying specifically really helps because once you can admit the sin out loud it's almost like the first step to recognizing it and starting your journey with Jesus towards change.

Let's pray that:

* We will be free from any particular sin that binds us. (name it out loud or write it in a journal)
* Ask God to deliver you from that sin and to be your rock and refuge and your fortress of defense to save you
* Tell God you know He has begun a good work in you, or your spouse and you know He will complete it
* Ask for continued strength and that God will enable you to be strong during any temptation that comes your way

Love Dare:
Tell your spouse one thing that you are truly Thankful for this year about him

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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