John 14:15 says, "If you love me, you will keep my commandments."
I truly love the Lord. I obeyed to the best way I can. I want Him to feel that He is my first priority. But how will I completely express it if I have bondage that hinders me from expressing my love to Him?
I believed that it was God's plan that, when I was out of the country for a short vacation, I was invited on a Women's Encounter. At first I knew that it's like a retreat, a,d I have attended some before. But this was different, because at that time I had lots of bondage.
I want Him to feel my love so I grabbed the opportunity with a hope in mind that when, I go back to my country, I will be renewed, a person pleasing in His eyes.
God wants us to be holy, so I work for a bondage free life. James 4:7 says, "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." Part of the encounter was the listing of the bondage we want to surrender to the Lord. So I tore into pieces the paper where I had my list, prayed and burned it. I told myself that I should never be bothered, because I knew God will be in charge of it.
So how come one of them come back to me when I reached my country?
Do I have a fake love for Him? Are my cries and prayers not enough to wash out those mess on my spirits? How will I show God that I love Him if I can't stop sinning?
I prayed hard for God's deliverance so it would be stopped immediately. I told myself that I should be firm on my promise that I will not allow it to happen again and I claimed for a victorious end and hold on to what the Bible says on Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through him who strengthens me." After praying I felt better. When have you seen prayer seriously impact your life? What bondage do you hold on to in life that you'd like to surrender to God?