The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Jesus said that He came to give us abundant life. When we live our lives in brokenness, we are only able to live partially. Jesus came to set us free from the power of sin and death and to destroy the works of the devil. He set us free through His shed blood on the cross and has called us to live in that freedom. Our hurts and our brokenness keep us in bondage and prevent us from living the abundant life. We have areas of vulnerability in our lives.
It is the desire of Christ to set us free and to close the door where the enemy has access. One particular area of vulnerability is our thought life. The battle begins there because it is often the most vulnerable part of our being. If the enemy can get us to agree with him, and not with the Word of God, then he brings us death. If we agree with God’s Word, then the Lord imparts life to us. That is why it is so important for us to study and meditate on God’s Word, so that when our thought life tries to deceive us, we can stand firm on God’s truth. We must keep in mind that Jesus Christ paid a high price to bring us freedom: Now the Lord is Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. (II Corinthians 3:17)
Ask the Lord to heal areas of vulnerability in your life. Often that must begin with forgiveness. We are most vulnerable in areas where we need to forgive. Examine your thought life to see if your thinking is being influenced by unforgiveness. The Holy Spirit longs to direct your thoughts, and where He is, there is complete freedom!
Expose those vulnerable areas in my life where the enemy has access. I thank You for the abundant life that You have promised me and for the freedom You bring.
In Jesus’ name, Amen