Strengthen Your Faith Devotional Day 32





Strengthen Your Faith Devotional Day 32




Bible Reading

A decree was signed by King Ahaseurus which stated that all the Israelites would be killed on a certain day. Queen Esther was urged by Mordechai to do something about it. However, she was afraid because if a person went to see the king without an invitation, they would be put to death if the king did not hold out his golden scepter for them and the King had not sent for her for 30 days. (Esther 4:10-11)

Queen Esther then fasted together with the other Israelites before she went to see the King without an invitation. When the King saw Queen Esther standing in the court, she found favor in his sight and he held out the golden scepter. (Esther 5:2) Queen Esther was thus able to speak to the King and save the Israelites from annihilation. 

Therefore believe that God can grant you favor with a person in authority especially if you need their help in solving a problem because With God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)

In addition, know that God is not a respector of persons (Acts 10:34) which means that what He did for Queen Esther, He can also do for you if you believe. Therefore believe that He can grant you favor and if your faith is wavering read How to Increase your Faith.


How to Increase your Faith

Prayer

Heavenly Father I ask You in the name of Jesus to help me remember that With God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26) including You granting me favor with important people. Father God help me believe without wavering that You can help me since All things are possible for the person who believes. (Mark 9:23) 

Bible Verse Meditation

When the King saw Queen Esther standing in the court, she found favor in his sight and he held out the golden scepter. (Esther 5:2) 



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Christian Addiction Treatment step 3

Christian Addiction Treatment step 3



September is National Recovery Month and we are therefore posting Christian Addiction Treatment step 3 which is an excerpt from the book Christian Addiction Treatment Program


Step 3

Bible Verses to Ponder

Pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

Action Plan

Commit to praying each day until you break free from the addictive behavior and continue praying to ensure you remain free for the rest of your life.

If you have never done it, prayer is simply talking to God by telling Him your problems, asking Him for His help and thanking Him for the blessings in your life.

Ensure that as you pray you believe that God can help you overcome the addiction because Jesus repeatedly told people in the Bible who were healed, “Your faith has made you well.” For example He said it to Bartimaeus in Mark 10:52, to the leper in Luke 17:19 and to the woman with the bleeding disorder in Mark 5:34.

This woman had suffered for 12 years from her disease and she had become broke because of moving from specialist to specialist seeking treatment. However, she kept her faith alive by believing that Jesus could heal her even if many specialists had failed.

Therefore continue believing that Jesus can heal you regardless of how long you have suffered with the addiction and regardless of the number of addiction treatment specialists you have seen in the numerous programs you have attended.

Believing that God can help you can overcome the addiction is also how you hold up the shield of faith which is the Christian spiritual warfare weapon that is able to put off all the fiery darts fired by the enemy into your life. (Ephesians 6:14-17) These darts fired by the enemy might include doubts that you can free of this addictive behavior.

Prayers that you can say to help you overcome the addiction include:

1. Father God I ask You in the name of Jesus to strengthen me so that I will not be overcome by the urge to engage in the addictive behavior. Help me so that I can replace it with a good habit. (Adapted Romans 12:21)

2. Father God I ask You in the name of Jesus to help me so that I may always see the way of escape when I am tempted to engage in the addictive behavior. Strengthen me so that when I see it I can take it and overcome the temptation. (Adapted 1 Corinthians 10:13)

3. Father God I ask You in the name of Jesus to Direct my steps by Your word and not to let this addictive behavior dominate my life. (Adapted Psalm 119:133)

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Write Down Your Reasons

Write down all the reasons why you want to stop engaging in the addictive behavior at the back of your Stop Addiction Diary. This is very important because your personal convictions can strengthen your willpower and help you resist the temptation of engaging in the addictive behavior.

In addition reduce the number of times you engage in the addictive behavior by 1/4. For example if you used to engage in it 12 times a week at the beginning of this program, begin engaging in it 9 times a week from now on.


To learn all the 21 Steps read Christian Addiction Treatment Program.


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Christian Addiction Treatment Program uses principles from the Bible to help you break free from addictive behaviors by following 21 steps. This biblical addiction recovery program teaches you:

* How to overcome temptations

* How to control cravings

* How to cope with withdrawal symptoms

* How to deal with relapses

Christian Addiction Treatment Program helps you overcome all addictions by combining:

*Bible therapy

*CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

*Exercise therapy

*Aromatherapy  

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Christian Addiction Treatment step 2



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September is National Recovery Month and we are therefore posting Christian Addiction Treatment step 2 which is an excerpt from the book Christian Addiction Treatment Program.


Step 2

Bible Verses to Ponder

When an unclean spirit leaves a person it goes through dry places looking for a place to rest. When it does not find any, it says, “I will return from where I came from.” When it comes back, it finds it swept and in order. It then goes and takes 7 other spirits which are more wicked than itself and they enter that person to live in him and the last state of that person is worse than the first. (Luke 11:24-26)

This is seen in persons who stop engaging in an addictive behavior, get their life together and become clean only to revert back to engaging in the addictive behavior more frequently than they did before quitting.

Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find it, knock and it will be opened to you. For those who ask receive, those who seek find and to those who knock it is opened … If you being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more then will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him! (Luke 11:9-13)

Ask in faith without doubting because the person who doubts is like a wave of the sea tossed by the wind. Let not that person suppose that they will receive anything from God because they are double-minded and unstable. (James 1:6-8)

Action Plan

Ask God to fill you with His Holy Spirit right now so that when you expel any evil spirits associated with the addictive behavior, if they try to come back to control your life again, they will find the Holy Spirit dwelling in you since your body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:19)

To do this, say the following prayers while believing that God will give you what you are asking Him:

1. Heavenly Father I ask You in the name of Jesus to remove any evil spirits associated with this addiction from my life.

2. Heavenly Father I ask You in the name of Jesus to fill me with Your Holy Spirit for it is written that if we ask You for the Holy Spirit you will give Him to those who ask. (Luke 11:9-12)

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Set Your Quit Date

Your Quit Date is the day that you will officially stop engaging in the addictive behavior. To choose a good quit date, pick one that is significant to you like your birthday so that you can motivate yourself to achieve your goal of never engaging in the addictive behavior again.

However, for purposes of this Christian Addiction Program we have set your Quit Date for Step 15. This is around 2 weeks from today assuming you will take 1 day to complete each step.

Therefore mark your Quit Date on the calendars in your mobile phone and computer as well as those hanging on the walls of your home and office.

In addition, inform your family, friends and close associates of your Quit Date so that they too can begin adjusting their lifestyles to support your decision to stop engaging in the addictive behavior.

To learn all the 21 Steps read Christian Addiction Treatment Program.


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Christian Addiction Treatment Program uses principles from the Bible to help you break free from addictive behaviors by following 21 steps. This biblical addiction recovery program teaches you:

* How to overcome temptations

* How to control cravings

* How to cope with withdrawal symptoms

* How to deal with relapses

Christian Addiction Treatment Program helps you overcome all addictions by combining:

*Bible therapy

*CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

*Exercise therapy

*Aromatherapy  

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Christian Addiction Treatment step 1


Christian Addiction Treatment step 1









September is National Recovery Month and we are therefore posting Christian Addiction Treatment step 1 which is an excerpt from the book Christian Addiction Treatment Program.


Step 1

Bible Verses to Ponder

It is no longer I who do it but it is the sin that lives in me. For I know that nothing good lives inside my flesh because the will is present in me but how to do what is good I am not able. For the good that I want to do, I do not do but I do the evil I do not want to do. So if I do what I do not want to do, it is not I who does it but the sin that lives in me. (Romans 7:17-20)

The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. (Matthew 26:41)

Action Plan

Admit that you need God’s help to stop this addiction.

Accept that Jesus Christ can help you overcome the addiction because:

With God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)

God gives power to the weak. (Isaiah 40:29)

God says, “My grace is sufficient for you because My strength is made perfect in weakness”. (2 Corinthians 12:9) 

To receive help from Jesus to overcome the addiction give your life to Jesus.

God did not send His Son to condemn the world. He sent Him so that the world might be saved through Him. (John 3:17)

Come to Me all of you who are weary and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead when He died for our sins, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)

Therefore get saved right by saying with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord” and believing with your heart that when He died for our sins God raised Him from the dead. 

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Keep a Stop Addiction Diary

Buy a notebook and label it your Stop Addiction Diary.

Every time you engage in the addictive behavior write down the following in your Stop Addiction Diary:

1. The time

2. The place

3. The people you were with

4. The circumstances that led you to do it

5. Your state of mind or mood when you begun doing it

6. Your state of mind or mood when you finished doing it

In addition, write down how many times in a week you engage in the addictive behavior on the first page of your Stop Addiction Diary.


To learn all the 21 Steps read Christian Addiction Treatment Program.


Christian Addiction Treatment Program




Buy Christian Addiction Treatment from Amazon

Christian Addiction Treatment Program uses principles from the Bible to help you break free from addictive behaviors by following 21 steps. This biblical addiction recovery program teaches you:

* How to overcome temptations

* How to control cravings

* How to cope with withdrawal symptoms

* How to deal with relapses

Christian Addiction Treatment Program helps you overcome all addictions by combining:

*Bible therapy

*CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

*Exercise therapy

*Aromatherapy  

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Strengthen Your Faith Devotional Day 26





Strengthen Your Faith Devotional Day 26




Bible Reading

There was a great famine in Samaria for the Syrian army had besieged it and a donkey’s head was being sold for 80 pieces of silver and a part of a cab of dove’s dung for 5 pieces of silver. (2 Kings 6:25)

Elisha said, “Thus says the Lord, “Tomorrow about this time a measure of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel and two measures of barley for a shekel at the gate of Samaria.””

… The King of Samaria sent two chariot horses to the Syrian camp … and along the way they found garments and weapons which the Syrians had cast away in their haste as they fled … and the people went out and plundered the tents of the Syrians. So a measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel and the two measures of barely for a shekel according to the word of the Lord. (2 Kings 7:1-16)

During this very severe famine in which dove droppings were being sold for 5 silver shekels, Elisha prophesied that fine flour would be sold for 1 silver shekel within 24 hours. This came to pass when the Syrians who had caused the famine fled their camps and left all their food behind. As a result, there was a miraculous drop in the price of food.

Therefore believe that God can cause the prices of food and other things that you need to drop drastically because With God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)

In addition know that, God is not a respector of persons (Acts 10:34) which means that what He did for the Samarians He can also do for you. Therefore believe that He can cause prices to be reduced and if your faith is wavering read How to Increase your Faith.


How to Increase your Faith

Prayer

Heavenly Father I ask You in the name of Jesus to help me remember that With God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26) including You causing miraculous price drops. Father God help me believe without wavering that You will do it me for since All things are possible for the person who believes. (Mark 9:23) 


Bible Verse Meditation

About this time tomorrow … (2 Kings 7:1)



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