Experiencing GOD: Antidote for Addiction

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” – John 8:32

GOD’s truth never restricts you; it always sets you free!  Are you discouraged?  Is there a sense of bondage in a particular area of your life?  A lack of victory over a certain sin?  A harmful addiction?  It is possible that you do not yet understand a truth about GOD that can release you.

If you feel powerless to meet the challenges before you, take encouragement from the promise of Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  If you are defeated by circumstance, hold on to the truth of Romans 8:28 that GOD can work your most difficult situation into His good.  If you are enslaved to a particular sin, work the truth of 1John 1:9 into your life, which promises that if you confess your sin, GOD is faithful to cleanse you from all unrighteousness.  All of these truths await the Holy Spirit’s implementation into your life.

It is one thing to know about the truth.  It is yet another thing to experience the truth of GOD being worked out in your life.  GOD’s truth will have no effect upon you unless you accept it and believe it.  Perhaps you have already read and heard accounts of GOD working mightily in the lives of others, but have you allowed GOD to implement those truths into your life?  What truth about GOD would you like to be experiencing in your life?  Ask Him to implement that truth into your life today.

(from Experiencing GOD Day-by-Day Devotional, p. 23)


About A Allan Martin, PhD, CFLE

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2 Responses to Experiencing GOD: Antidote for Addiction

  1. manny says:

    over the last month i’ve spent a lot of time listening to chris rice’s “untitled hymn (come to Jesus)” and as i read today’s entry, again, my mind raced back to rice’s poignant lyrics. i am humbled that GOD calls little old me into an experience with Him. there are so many truths about Him i want to experience in my life — but one that stands out most is that of being REAL. being a person of upstanding character. being a person that people will look at and say, “yeah, something’s different about that dude…” oh GOD, work in my life.

  2. aamphd says:

    Manny,
    Thank you for the deliberate meditation you have given to “Come To Jesus” this summer. I hope you will post the “fruit” of your reflections on the public sector of YouTube so I can embed it into the IGNITIONblog.

    I love what you are saying about character. It is so true especially here at the cusp of the 21st century. Being a real person of integrity and character is different. May we all come to Jesus and find ourselves transformed along the journey.

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