Silence, Stillness and Centering before God (2 Minutes)
Scripture Reading & Devotional:
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19 (NLT)
Does it seem hard to believe some of the Scriptures? We read today’s passage and if we listen closely, we can hear an inner dialog start to deny whether it is true or not. It may be, “Why should God help me?” “God didn’t help me last time.” It could be a muffled sound from a deeper level saying, “I don’t deserve His help.” “It will never work out.” These are lies that keep us from believing the truth of God’s love for us. I wish I could simply say, “Hey, stop believing a lie and believe the truth” and everything would work out. But it isn’t that easy. You see, the core lies we believe about ourself are believed emotionally and are hard to overcome.
We have made agreements with them. Simply pointing out the lies we believe will not change anything. I need Jesus to tell me the truth about myself. He needs to help me hear the truth emotionally with authority, then I will be free to destroy the lie and embrace the truth. Today, ask Jesus to point out destructive lies that you are believing about yourself. Bring those lies to Jesus and ask Him for the truth. The truth will set you free. Free to believe all that He has promised.
Father, I am often hampered by lies I believe. I have wounds, hurts, scars that have left me believing the wrong things. I need you to show me the lies and then speak truth to my heart. Set me free Jesus, to believe the truth of who I am in Your eyes.
Devotional By Ron Ovitt
Prayer: Conclude with Silence (2 Minutes)
The Our Father (slowly pray this)
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever, Amen.