Decision: Final choice; conclusion (end)
Prison: State of confinement (held captive).
Whatever prison we may be facing (physical, financial or mental), in order to be free, we must make a final choice & bring to an end anything that is holding us back.
We must lay the axe to the root (Matthew 3:10) of what is causing us to be held captive. We can do it with the word of God.
Hebrews 4:12-13 Message Translation: His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one are impervious to God’s Word. We cannot get away from it—no matter what.
Sometimes the word of God can be cutting. It can show us up, leaving everything laying bare. But, if we allow it to do the corrective surgery on us, we will be better for it. The book of Proverbs is one of those books of the bible that will cut you, show you up, and humble you, but you will gain wisdom. When we take heed to wisdom, we live longer and prosper in every aspect of our lives (Proverbs 3:16).
Remember when we continue in the word, we know the truth and the truth sets us free. Who the Son sets free is free indeed? (John 8:31-36)
Decide, To Stay Out of Prison!
Prayer: Lord, I praise you for setting me free by sending your Son Jesus to die on the Cross for me! I no longer must be held captive by anything because Jesus paid it all by shedding His Blood for me. I make a final choice and end anything that is holding me captive by being obedient to your word. I allow the word of God to do surgery on me to expose anything that is holding me back from going higher in my walk with God. I stay with the word until I am free. I repent for allowing circumstances, distractions, things from my past, & fears to keep me in prison. I choose today to be free! I give you the honor and glory in Jesus’ name! Amen.