Living Free Every Day®
A ministry of LivingFree.org
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
"So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world." (James 4:7-8 NLT)
Thoughts for Today
Consider this …
These are wonderful promises, but let's not ignore the last sentence in today's scripture. To resist the devil and draw close to God, we must make a choice. Our loyalty cannot be divided between God and giving into the temptations around us. God must come first. We must agree with his Word. We must purify our hearts by seeking forgiveness in Christ when we fail. We must choose to obey him, trusting that he will give us the strength.
These thoughts were drawn from …
Stepping into Freedom: A Christ-Centered Twelve-Step Program by Jimmy Ray Lee, D.Min. This twelve-step program is suggested for use in support groups, recovery groups and home groups. It offers help for anyone struggling with a life-controlling problem like drug addiction, alcoholism, sexual addiction, gambling or workaholism. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.
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