Here’s a word of encouragement the Lord blessed me with, that I felt was speaking to my addictions;
‘The centurion replied, ‘Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, “Go,” and he goes; and that one, “Come,” and he comes. I say to my servant, “Do this,” and he does it.’ ‘ Matt. 8:8-9
When I read this, suddenly the understanding of having authority deepened within me. It is a simple passage of scripture, but imagining how someone like a centurion, would acknowledge and believe the kind of authority that Jesus had was mind-blowing.
Do I really believe deep down that Jesus has all authority ? The kind of authority that all under it recognize and respect ? The centurion saw the sickness of his servant like the small fry in the army (no offense meant), it was nothing big and whatever Jesus said, sickness had to obey.
Then comes the next question, do I believe that the Authority of Jesus is more than able to command my addictions to go ?
When I first got this word, I felt strength arise within me. As I continued to use this word to bless others, it kept it fresh and again I felt more strength arise. Now as I type this in and post it, I feel again, more strength !
Pray for me ! And I am praying whoever reads this also finds more strength in our Lord and Savior !