As is Usual for me, I awoke around 3AM a little over a week ago and couldn’t get back to sleep. My mind just wouldn’t shut off, and all that kept going thru my head was the 40 days and 40 nights that Jesus wandered in the wilderness and was tempted by Satan.
If you read my last post about being weary and tired of sin, then you know that this is something that has just worn me down. Beating myself up over the once a week, these one or two addictions kept coming back to haunt me and not being able to fight them off.
The 40 days just wouldn’t leave my mind, and after a few hours, I realized that the New Year was about 50 days away. I had also listened to a sermon that morning about making a life change. That we all want to change but put it off until tomorrow. Which of course never comes. I realized that I don’t want next year to come, only to look back and wish I would have started last year.
I have heard many times that it takes three weeks to form a bad habit and 21-30 days to break one.
So I gave myself the 40 day challenge to be a new person in 41 days. That temptation was not going to get me this time. I would spend those 40 days fighting it off with all my heart, mind and soul. That during these 40 days I would continue to listen to inspiring sermons daily, That I would faithfully read the bible nightly before going to bed instead of watching T.V. That I would ask God to make me a new person. Okay, Okay.. God made me a new person quite awhile ago. I guess I just want to be more pleasing and obedient to God. To have a new and more wonderful relationship with him.
2014 will not be the beginning of my walk, but I hope & pray that it will be the most significant year of my life of growing in my walk with our amazing and loving God. A year of deliverance. A year of Discipleship, A year of praying for and healing of others. A year of amazing opportunities. Continue reading