And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. ~ John 14:16-17 (NKJV)
When I finally admitted to God I needed His help with my addiction to alcohol He gave me the power that I needed to quit! When I tried quitting on my own I could never do it! There was always this voice in my head that would consistently tell me to push the shopping cart down the beer isle. I would have the desire to want more and I would always give in to the voice! Alcohol was my way of dealing with life; my way of forgetting about my troubles; my way of closing the door and ignoring the world! A temporary fix to an endless problem! It was not until God intervened in my life that it all made sense! The adversary wants us to fail! He is the voice that persuades us from doing what is right; he does everything in his power to keep us from God and from knowing the truth! Especially when he knows the truth will set us free!
When we believe in the Gospel of Christ and start a relationship with Him, He will send His Helper the Holy Spirit to live inside us. He will overpower the adversary and become the voice of reason, the voice of truth! He will give us the strength and power to persevere and overcome; we will no longer deal in temporary fixes. We will change what needs to be changed; we will accept the things we can’t change; we will take it for what it is, and we will live life! With Jesus leading us and God’s word consistently being read and meditated on nothing can stop us, or get in our way! And no matter what happens there will be joy in knowing that The Spirit of God is living inside us and protecting us, and when it all ends we will live forever in Heaven with Our lord and savior where there will be no addictions or worries to deal with! Life will be grand!
thank you for giving those who trust in you the power to overcome and persevere! You are indeed Almighty and powerful! You make all things happen for the good of those who put their trust in you and your Son Jesus Christ. For He is indeed the savior of the world! And with your Holy Spirit living inside us, we will be able to have endless joy in our lives! Thank you for all that you do! In Jesus’ precious name, amen!
Craig L Bradshaw Jr – June 25, 2013