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Are you addicted to Christ? (Identification Part 2)
Can you get addicted to Christ? It is possible. When we hear the word addictions, we tend to think of the worse, but addiction can be healthy. Webster’s dictionary defines it as a solid inclination to repeatedly do, use or indulge in something (whether good or bad). The Bible mentions the word addiction.
Look at the following verse below–
I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,) (I Cor 16:15 KJV)
Addiction will make you a prisoner of whatever you give yourself (Good or bad). The Apostle Paul was a prime example. We see him mentioned as a prisoner of the Lord three different times. ( Philemon 1:1,9, Eph 3:1) Locked up in a dungeon, he commanded his disciples to rejoice. He did not allow the circumstances in his life to dictate his joy.
You and I need to be a prisoner of the Lord. Where does it start? With our mindset, when we start arresting our thoughts. Did you know that we can have upwards of 6200 thoughts in our minds? That is a tall order, but it can be done with the help of the Holy Spirit. When you begin to monitor your mind, your soul will start to prosper, and a whole world of blessings awaits you. Let’s pray the following prayer—
Father, thank you for speaking to me. Forgive me when my thoughts have grieved you, Holy Spirit. Please help me to monitor my thoughts. Give me the mind of Christ today. I have the mind of Christ. I love righteousness and hate iniquity. My mind is the mind of Christ. The joy of the Lord is upon me, and I receive his strength. Thank you for giving me the victory today. Thank you for giving me wisdom for every problem that I may encounter. In Jesus’ name. Amen.