FULLY RESTORED BY JESUS
BY JOHN AND SONJA DECKER
assisting ministers of Westside Church in Bend, Oregon
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then You knew my path. In the way in which I walk, they have secretly set a snare for me. Psalm 142:3
Is your spirit overwhelmed within you? Do you feel you are about to explode from extreme pressures from within and without? Have you been treated unfairly or even abused? Then you may identify with David as he wrote Psalm 142. He was likely hiding out in a cave. We may feel we are in a cave of sorts, hiding what is really going on in our lives. What can we do? Cry out to the Lord! Really, cry out! Plead your case before Him. Ask the Holy Spirit to pour forth the right words by praying in your spiritual language. Declare, “You, O Lord, are my refuge ... Bring my soul out of prison” (vv. 5,7). Then, repent of the things you have done that have resulted in this place you find yourself. Forgive those who have wronged you—truly forgive them, knowing that sets you free to receive spiritual healing.
PRAYER + REFLECTION
Share with the Lord the ways you feel overwhelmed, and ask Him to help you pray.
Repent of any sin that has contributed to your condition. Ask God to help you forgive others who contributed to your condition.
Ask the Lord to deliver you from any bondage, lying, perversion or pride, in Jesus’s mighty name and the power of His blood. Ask Him to lead you to safe, competent Christians who will lovingly assist you to total freedom.
LAUNCH // WE DESIRE FOR PEOPLE TO GROW MISSIONALLY
Missionally is defined as adoption of the posture, thinking, behaviors, and practices of a missionary in order to engage others with the Gospel message.
RELEASING INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES TO SERVE AT ALL LEVELS ULTIMATELY BEING RELEASED FULLY INTO THEIR KINGDOM ASSIGNMENT.
And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned. These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages. They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.”
When the Lord Jesus had finished talking with them, he was taken up into heaven and sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand. And the disciples went everywhere and preached, and the Lord worked through them, confirming what they said by many miraculous signs.
PRAYER + REFLECTION
Take a few moments and ask God this question, “what on Earth am I here to do?”
In the words of the author of Psalm 46, Be still. Take a moment to reflect on the answer that God gives you!
Take a look at your life and how does God’s answer line up with your life?