FREE! Session 1 Ponder, Action, Prayer, Challenge
Throughout this SPRING/SUMMER there will be a daily
ponder recapping the 10 Week Free! Seasons and the
8-week devotional on Joy before introducing the 77 Day daily ponder beginning on April 16, 2021. What a time to practice new habits of sitting and connecting with Christ. Many of you will have time on your hands and be feeling quite alone. Turn to the "higher power" who can make a real difference in your life! Some of you need to renew and refresh! A great time to do this!!!
Ponder: Read Romans 7:15: I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.
1. Have you found this to be true in your life? This was a Christian in the Bible, the Apostle Paul, who knew the struggle with his own flesh.
2. Do you hate your addiction or do you just hate the consequences? It is time to be brutally honest.
Write down three thoughts that you find yourself continually thinking.
For example: I am no good, I can never stop doing this...
Prayer: Lord Jesus, please help me to recognize the thoughts that are dragging me down. Help me have the courage to share them with a trusted friend and ask for help. In Jesus Name I pray, AMEN
(pray this prayer every morning and evening this week)
Read the Key Verse: Romans 7:15 everyday; I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. Pray that Jesus will open your eyes of understanding and give you that moment of choice, that trigger moment when you can stop and ask yourself the questions: "Do I need to do this right now?" "What will this do for my relationship with God? With others?" "Do I even care?" Spend a moment and write down/notice your response to these questions.
Memorize the verse if you can.