Devotion for August 13, 2022

“I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13)

Stubborn habits assume a life of their own; that’s why they keep growing. They have a mind that thinks for you, a voice that speaks to you, and a power that keeps conquering you. So … what should you do? Pray and proclaim God’s Word over your habit! God said, “I am watching over My word to perform it” (Jeremiah 1:12).

Pray: “Lord, Your Word says that if I call on You, You’ll answer me … that You’ll be with me in trouble, You’ll honor … and … deliver me” (see Psalm 91:15).

You promised that through the power of Your indwelling Spirit, I can be free from this vicious cycle of temptation, sin and failure (see Romans 8:2). You said if I fully committed my life to You, I’d have the strength to resist the devil, and that he would flee from me (see James 4:7).

Your Word says You’ve given me the power to pull down my old mental strongholds and take control of every wayward thought, imagination, and impulse (see 2 Corinthians 10:5).

You promised that by reading and meditating on Your Word each day, I’d become a partaker in Your divine nature and overcome the tendencies of my flesh (see 2 Peter 1:4).

You promised to strengthen me in my mind, my emotions and my will; that my self-worth would be based solely on Your love for me; that You’d do exceedingly abundantly above all I could ask or think — because You’re at work in me (see Ephesians 3:14-21).


Holy Father, today, I cling to Your victory over sinful habits that take my life focus from you, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Stay encouraged!

Pastor Mike

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