I was once a slave. I was held hostage. Some days I still feel like a hostage. But you, Lord, you paid a ransom for me. Jesus died for my sins. He died and rose again to rescue me.
Protect me, Lord, from my bad habits. Guard my heart and my mind from temptation. Don’t let my thoughts run away with me.
I am yours. I belongs to you. I listen to who you say I am. You are my comfort. You are my stronghold. Teach me to run to you and not run to do old habits.
Teach me to trust in you every day. Help me to stay where you called me to be. Help me to do what needs to be done. Give me patience and grace. Give me hope.
You are here with me today. Help me this day to hold the high ground. I can do it with you by my side.
I Corithians 7:23-24 All of you, slave and free both, were once held hostage in a sinful society. Then a huge sum was paid out for your ransom.
So please don’t, out of old habit, slip back into being or doing what everyone else tells you.
Friends, stay where you were called to be. God is there. Hold the high ground with him at your side.