If your bound, get free with the word of God. 2 Timothy 2:9 says the word of God is not bound. The word of God is free. Its spirit of freedom will break the chains off your life. There is a song called “Break Every Chain” and the lyrics says that an army is raising up. And its true an army for God is rising. In this army, we fight with the whole armor found in Ephesians 6:14-17. It notes that the word of God is our sword, with it the chains of life will break and you that are bound will be set free. As the army of the Lord we will fight against the principalities, powers, rulers of darkness, and spiritual wickedness according to Ephesians 6:12. God has equipped his people to fight for him in his army where he gets the glory out of every situation, where every chain is broken. For every frown there is a smile, for every heartache there is joy, for every bad thing there is good, For every devil driven situation, there is a godly solution. Remember that God can and he stands by his word.
Do good to people and things you are apart of especially when it concerns people and things of the Lord. Gal. 6:10 Put good things out so you can reap good things. Do not be weary in well-doing in due season you shall reap the word says. Galatians 6:9 There is nothing wrong with doing well despite of all the pressures that come against you like peer pressure or just lack of motivation. When you do something you get it back. The word says whatsoever a man sow, he shall reap. Gal. 6:7 Its best that you sow to the spirit. Sowing to the spirit will cause you to reap the spirit but you will in turn receive everlasting life. That’s one of the gifts God gives us if we do things in the spirit, but if you sow in the flesh you will reap corruption. Galatians 6:8 Corruption most times involves confusion and God is not the author of confusion. God is of peace. Jeremiah 29:11 says I know the thoughts I have for you, thoughts of peace and not of evil. God wants us to live and be in peace. So being in the flesh and sowing in the flesh contradicts what God wants for us. Being in the spirit and walking in the spirit will give you the ability to walk in peace that God wants for our lives. So do good in his sight to reap good things but most of all be in the spirit when sowing to walk the path God wants for us. He has a plan and doing the word maps it out for us.
When you pray the Lord will hear you. God honors your prayer especially during those rough times. In the scriptures, Isaiah 38 illustrates God acknowledging prayer. King Hezekiah was sick to death and Isaiah the prophet said to him that he shall die and not live. King Hezekiah prayed to God and told God to remember the good he has done in his sight. Then Isaiah came back and said the Lord heard his prayer and that 15 years had been added to his life. See how God honored Hezekiah’s prayer. God will honor your prayer the same way if only you make time and effort. Hezekiah is a great example of prayer working in a believer’s life for the good during those bad times. It pays to have communication with Lord. He said cast all your cares upon him for he cares for you. The Lord is sincere about us especially when we make our requests known unto him. Walk in truth, keep a clean heart, and do good in God sight are three things Hezekiah did and reminded God when he prayed, if it were not so God wouldn’t have granted him more time on earth. To effectively pray and get an answer we must walk in truth, have a clean heart, and do good in his sight. Walking in truth is knowing the word of God and keeping his commandments. Having a clean heart takes some effort because you have to walk in love. Doing good in God’s sight is having good actions on a regular basis, living a godly lifestyle. We should give God our time so that he can communicate with us his plan he has for our live. Prayer and spending time with him opens the door for his plan and purpose to play out in your life.
There are so many things in our lives that we must attend to. People and situations come and go even tests and trials but the love of Christ goes no where. His love is there through the good and bad times even when you make the worst mistakes, he’s there. The word asks us the question who shall separate us from the love of christ? Romans 8:35 Is there anything in your life far more valuable than the love of Christ. In this text of Romans Chapter 8:38-39, Paul says he is persuaded that nothing will separate him from the love of Christ. Are you persuaded? DO you know there’s no greater love than the love of Christ? He died for the atonement of our sins and Jesus said it himself that there’s no greater love than for a man to lay his life down for his friends John 15:13. And he called whom he was speaking to friends. Most of the time he was talking to his disciples. Are you a disciple of Christ? Can he call you friend? Ask yourself these questions and examine yourself. It’s important to understand where you are so that you can work toward a better relationship and understanding with him. His love is there for you to receive because his love is far more greater than anyone you know.
Be confident in knowing that the lord is on your side. Despite of the situation, don’t fear what man will do to you. In ancient times when scripture was written, a lot of God’s people faced death and had to be strong. So in Psalms 118:6 shows the courage of a person not fearing death or whatever they faced with man in authority. Today people still face death in situations where there is violence present. People are also put in instances where they have to represent Christ and the Father in their choices. The word says God didn’t give us a spirit of fear but of power, of love, and a sound mind 2 Timothy 1:7. Don’t let the spirit of fear come in and sit with you where you become discouraged. Be of good courage and know that the Lord is with you in your circumstances.
The holy spirit was left by Jesus Christ for us as the comforter. The holy spirit leads and guides us through our walk with God. It gives us the assurance that God hears us and understands what we are trying to communicate to him. The word says the spirit helps us with our infirmities as we sometimes don’t know what to pray for. Romans 8:26 The holy spirit is of God. Its how we build our relationship and have intimacy with the Father. Jesus left the holy spirit for us not be alone. Jesus knew we needed something to build us when we are weak and heavy-hearted. The Holy Spirit communicates what God wants us to know. As he leads you, listen. He will open up your understanding about the knowledge of God. Some may ask how do you receive the Holy Spirit? The answer to that question is ask Jesus into your heart and believe in him. Make him your personal savior by saying the what is called the Sinner’s Prayer. This is called Repentance. This is how you start. Then ask God to be filled with his spirit (Holy Spirit). We need God to help and lead us and most of all lead us through the Holy Spirit.