Memory Verse: "Jesus said, "Anyone who begins to plow a field but looks back is not prepared for God's kingdom."" (Lk.9:62, ERV)
Scripture Reading: Is.43:18-19.
This series comes to a close today with the seventh pillar point:
- Burn All Bridges.
To lead a godly life, you must burn all bridges.
By bridge I mean, every link to the past; every link to sin.
Break the bridge.
Who remembers the red sea? I'll try to tell us why God closed it up after parting it for the Isrealites to cross:
- To teach Pharaoh a lesson.
- To disallow a revenge on the Isrealites by the Egyptians over the death of Pharaoh.
- To prevent the Isrealites from returning to Egypt [in the time of pressure].
Sweetheart, whatever reminds you of your past, destroy it. Whoever is a clog in your wheel of righteousness, remove the fellow. You just have to become radical and take responsibility to break or burn all bridges that makes going back to your vomit possible.
Five things this will do for you:
- When bridges are broken, a return is impossible.
- When bridges are broken, the only direction to go is forward.
- When bridges are broken, a determination and decision to succeed is enforced.
- When bridges are broken, the power of the mind to reconnect back to sin is reduced.
- When bridges are broken, the grace of God is accessed. God sees you're serious and He comes down to help you.
What are you waiting for?
No more sentiments or emotions. Be firm and take a decision. Afterwards, stand by your decision.
Ponder Point: Sometimes burning bridges isn't bad. It prevents you from going back to places you should never have been to begin with.
Action Point: Discard sinful point of contacts and disconnect from the wrong company.
Prayer Point: Father, show me those areas of my life where the bridges need to be burnt and help me to burn them in Jesus Name, Amen.