Deliver Me from Evil – The Lord’s Prayer comes into mind:
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
No matter where we are in our faith – we must realize that Jesus even had to take time to pray. He taught us to pray “Deliver us from the evil one.” Matthew 6:13. He would not have instructed us in that manner if we didn’t need to do it.
He gave us all the things we need to know about living life. We have to remember he paid the enormous price so we could be free. “if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed” John 8:36. No matter how difficult your struggles, God’s power to deliver you is stronger.
Here are a few good points: Praying for yourself or by having someone else who is a strong believer pray with you, or spending time in the Lord’s presence.
Recently before I was selected for the new position in Rock Island, I spent several days home sick, but during those days, I was constantly in prayer. I prayed for God’s will be done in my life and that whatever the decision about staying or leaving Virginia was in God’s hands.
So many people at Springfield today asked why am I leaving and the answer is simple. It is God’s will that Don and I move on. Now are job isn’t finished here – we have several weeks left to leave them with a great impression of faith and how we all should live. Seeds have been planted here and God is in charge.
If the devil’s words ever cloud your judgment, drown him with Praises to God. Thank God that He is your deliverer and you are being delivered even as you praise Him. Don’t be discouraged, the deliverance we are receiving from God is an ongoing process. We all are works in progress. God does complete work, and He’ll see it through to the end.
Praise God, when we are delivered it isn’t a matter of us being changed, but a matter of us being released to be the person God wants us to be.
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me. Psalm 50:15