You are reading Today’s Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional for Sunday 13th December 2020 Message
Topic: Purity Leads to Power
Scripture: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. — Hebrews 12:1 (NIV)
In order to live in freedom, it’s important that we make up our minds to live for God no matter what. Hebrews 12:1 tells us to throw off every sin that entangles us; it’s virtually impossible to grow and succeed spiritually with known, willful sin in our lives. I don’t mean to say that we have to be absolutely perfect in order for God to use us, but I am saying that we must have an intentional, vigilant attitude about keeping sin out of our lives.
When God says something is wrong, then it is wrong. When He points sin out to us, we don’t need to discuss, theorize, blame, make excuses, or feel sorry for ourselves. We need to agree with God, thank Him for showing us where we’ve strayed off the right path, ask for forgiveness, and work with the Holy Spirit to get whatever it is out of our lives. Purity leads to power, and with God’s help, we can live abundant, powerful lives.
Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for showing me the sin in my life so that I can move away from it and live in freedom from it. Today, please help me set aside any sin that’s holding me back so I can live a pure, holy, power-filled life for You. Thank You for giving me the wisdom and grace I need to stay on the path You have for me. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer 13th December 2020 Daily Devotional was culled from the book The Power of Being Thankful – by