Grow, Pray, & Study: Life’s Healing Choices Week 2

Life’s Healing Choices: Letting Go and Coming Clean

Matthew 5:5, 8
Daily Scripture Readings:
Sunday: Matthew 11:28-30, What are you trying to keep hidden in your life? What burden are you desperately trying to carry by yourself? Instead of using your willpower to control things, use your willpower to surrender control to God.
Monday: Ephesians 1:13, The very core of our identity as followers of Jesus is that we are deeply loved children of God. We are not ultimately defined by our successes or failures, the good or bad things we have done, or the approval or disapproval of others. Where do you tend to find your sense of identity and purpose?
Tuesday: Philippians 1:6, Notice the emphasis in this passage isn’t what we do. The work of grace is God’s work from start to finish. God has begun a good work in you, God will continue to help you grow in grace, and God will bring His work to completion.
Wednesday: Psalm 139:23-24, Ask God to search you and show you the places where you need to be ruthlessly honest about your hurts, habits, or hang-ups. No more pretending, covering up, or denying. Ask God to show you the truth and lead you in the way everlasting.
Thursday: 1 John 1:9, God promises us that if we admit our sins, he will be faithful to forgive us. There is nothing so surprising, so severe, or so big that God can’t forgive. There is no brokenness beyond the reach of God’s grace. Take time today to be honest with God about the things you are struggling with.
Friday: Psalm 32:1-2, There is joy in forgiveness…not just the cathartic release of bringing your brokenness into the light, but the joy of knowing that you are forgiven, cleansed, and made new. Ask God to help your soul find rest in His grace today.
Saturday: James 5:16, Is there a trusted, mature Christian friend that you can share your hurts, habits, and hang-ups with? Is there someone that you know is praying for you and supporting you in your Christian journey? If so, thank God for these people in your life. If not, ask God to open doors to relationships that will honor Him. We were never intended to be “Lone Ranger
Christians”. We were created for community.

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