Someone once said that it is not a shame to fail to reach a dream, but rather to fail to even have a dream. Many dream to be free — free from issues, habits and lifestyles that do not glorify Christ and which the enemy uses to steal our peace, health, finances and future. For some, this dream has become an impossibility and abandoned themselves to a life of failure, defeat and living out of unbiblical mindsets and wrong beliefs.
With this 40-day devotional we offer you a journey to embrace the freedom that we have in Christ Jesus. We encourage you to be intentional about receiving God’s best for you. There is a great future of being the you that Christ envisioned on the cross. Remember, it is God’s desire for you to succeed in every area of your life. He has designed you for that; He has dreams about you and for you.
We have to accept responsibility for the choices that we make. Hosea 8:7 is a warning — “They sow the wind, and reap the whirlwind”.
Together we want to say NO to the fruit and effect of wrong mindsets and choices and through Christ-centered beliefs, reap the fruit and rewards of His life and victories. That is the aim of this 40-day journey - to find and start living from His well of life.
Welcome to the journey!
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In the face of adversity there are two kinds of people: Those who step forward with hope-filled expectations knowing their place in God, and those who shrink back and allow life and circumstances to overwhelm them till they give up on the plan God has for their lives.
In week 6 of 40 Days to Breakthrough we look at how to be a people who carry hope wherever they go.
I can do all things through Christ
Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".
The enemy is under my feet
Luke 10:19- "Look, I have given you the authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy; nothing will ever harm you".
Ambassadors for the Kingdom
2 Corinthians 5:20 - "We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us".
The power of my words
Proverbs 18:21 - "Death and life are in the power of the tongue and those who love it will eat its fruit".
Partakers of His divine nature
2 Peter 1:4 - "...by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust".
Christ in me, the hope of Glory
Colossians 1:27 - "To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory".
Prayer steps for
Let's pray: Holy spirit, show me the root cause for why I so easily revert back to hopelessness and or despair.
As Holy Spirit shows you the reasons or mindsets, write them down.
Now that you have identified the reasons, pray this prayer: "Jesus forgive me for allowing thoughts and circumstances to cause despair and hopelessness. Holy Spirit I want to embrace the truth of Your word that I am powerful and more than a conqueror; I ask that You remind me of these truths when the enemy comes with his lies".
Application: Over the course of the week be alert to circumstances and thoughts that the enemy may want to use against you and cause you to despair. Use this week's scriptures to speak over yourself. Write down your victories and share them with someone who will celebrate with you and help you walk this journey of freedom.