Has God ever put someone on your heart for no reason that you know of? Did you start praying for them? Did you text them and let you know that they are on your heart, and you are praying for them?
It’s sad to say, but there have been very few times that someone has told me since then that God had put me on their heart. And believe me, we have endured some very dark times as a family and I wish someone had let me know that they cared.
Sad, isn’t it? Someone may be on the verge of suicide and God has burdened someone for them and they don’t pray and contact them!
I also wrote this out in order to help those who are struggling with a serious sin problem or addiction. You, maybe like me, have almost given up. You’re so ashamed of the way you are living, aren’t you?
To my knowledge my parents, both in Heaven now, were never aware of the depths of my depravity. But I knew they were praying for me. I didn’t want them to know how much I had failed them. I was too ashamed to tell them. My prayer is that this will be a help to the one, who (like me, who lived defeated for 17 years) believes that there was no hope of ever living in victory. Today, my life is full and blessed!
The good news for YOU is that you can be free and live for the Lord Jesus Christ and have PURPOSE for living! The KEY is you WANTING to and surrendering to God’s Will for your life!
Here is the Prescription:
1) ADMIT you have a sin problem!
Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”
Mark 7:21-23,”For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
Romans 3:10-12, 23 “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Proverbs 20:9 “Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?”
Deal with it! Quit denying it!
LOOK in the Mirror of God’s Word! (James 1:22-24)
22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
UNTIL you are SERIOUS about your sin, you will NEVER find the SOLUTION to your life’s troubles and afflictions! NEVER!
Before you read another word, ask God to break you, your will and your desires.
If you are NOT willing, read no further, go back to your miserable way of living! Defeated! God will not “accept” as you are! You MUST come His Way! Broken in spirit!
Psalm 51:1-4 is for you.
1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
2) Your SIN problem can ONLY be resolved at the Cross! Nowhere else are the answer found except in the Word of God!
John 8:32, (TRUTH) And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 8:36 (JESUS) If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
2 Corinthians 5:21: For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
1 Peter 2:24: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
1 Peter 3:18: For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
Do you see that? Do you BELIEVE that? Again, if you don’t, stop reading and go back to your old life of misery and sorrow.
3) The only thing that will change your life is the TRUTH of God’s Word!
John 6:63: It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
John 8:32: And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
If you don’t believe that you have a God breathed Bible, stop reading and go back and play the games you used to play. (You know what I mean.)
4) SEPARATE yourself FROM wickedness!
Romans 13:14: But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11: Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20: What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Curt Hoggatt email@example.com
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