16 For everything in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but the world.
1 John 2:16
Today I am asking for personal prayer, and one I am sure will impact someone you know or maybe even yourself.
I don’t usually talk about my family story on here, but I have a father that battles addiction. This December will be ten years of watching him deliberate infant of my eyes. Some years he is stronger than others; some years, he is unrecognizable. Every year filled with broken hearts and promises as I fear he will not get better any time soon.
We all have our vices, some of them stronger than others. Sugar, sex, alcohol, drugs, shopping, dare I say, social media.
My prayer today is for those suffering from bondage. May their eyes open that the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and their pride is being fed not from the spirit, not from our father but from the world.
I do believe if they still have breath in their lungs, then God is not done with them yet. So, Lord, I give me a father to you. Like I have done many times in the past, but I will continue to do so until he is healed, whether that be on this side of eternity or not. And father, we give to you all those who suffer from addiction. May they find what they are so longing for in you.
Father God, we thank you for this beautiful Thursday. We thank you for another opportunity in life. We know every morning we wake is a new day filled with new mercies. You have a plan for each and every one of us. So, Lord, we surrender our plans to you. We lift up our brothers and sisters dependent on substances; may they focus their dependency on you instead. We love you with everything in us, AMEN!