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 ax 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 is 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 lying 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 heed 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 for it all by shedding His Blood for me. I make a final choice and end anything holding me captive by being obedient to your word. I allow the word of God to do surgery on me to expose anything holding me back from going higher in my walk with God. I stay with the term 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.