John 8:12, Again, Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
🔴 LIGHTS OUT
Incarceration means being told what to do and when to do it. All freedom is taken. The fresh outdoor air is allowed at specific times. Whether the prisoner is awaiting trial or has been sentenced, a guard dictates your every move.
Sin is also a Warden over your life and will control you. You might think that you have the freedom to exercise whatever you want, but it is just the opposite. Satan will trick you into believing that you are the master of your fate and the captain of your soul. He will tell you that you have the sufficiency of having a successful purpose-driven life. If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you will fall for Satan’s lies and deceit.
The only way to control sin is to believe and to receive Jesus Christ into your life. It is through His Holy Spirit that you will be able to confront sin head-on and choose right over evil, love over hate, and eternal life over separation from God and death.
Choose this day whom you will serve! Prayerfully, for your soul’s sake, you will choose God! Where do you want to spend eternity? Your heart and whom you live for are where you will spend your time, gifts, and energy.
Luke 12:34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
As believers made in God’s image, we should want to be more like Him and take on His attributes and His character.
~Diana L.W. Coleman
This devotional was written by Diana L.W. Coleman a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose®. Edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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