Are you ready for freedom? Are you ready to break free from your dragon(s)? Yesterday we learned about identifying dragons. Today’s devotional calls for us to admit we have a dragon!
Today’s devotional is described as:
You can pretend it’s not there. You can call it weird. But the supernatural realm is very real. Daniel Kolenda shows you how to slay the demonic dragon behind your every struggles.5 Days to Slay Your Dragon | Devotional Reading Plan | YouVersion Bible
Scripture from Today’s Devotional
Let’s make sure we get started with our one offensive weapon, the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God! For us to overcome the dragons, we need the blood of Jesus (the blood of the Lamb) and the word of our testimonies!
Let’s be the dads who pray! Let’s be the dads who pray for those who are suffering! Let’s be the dads who praise! Let’s be the dads who are praising because we are joyful! Let’s be the dads who are willing to call the elders when there is a sickness! Let’s be the dads who know it is important to call the elders to pray because the prayer of faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up! Let’s be the dads who turn to God and ask for forgiveness when we have sinned because we know that He will forgive us! Let’s be the dads who confess our sins, our false steps, and our offenses to one another! Let’s be the dads who pray for one another that we may be healed and restored! Let’s be the dads who believe in Jesus and as such have heartfelt and persistent prayers because we know that the heartfelt and persistent prayer of a believer (righteous man) is able to accomplish much when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power!
Today’s devotional has been provided to us by Daniel Kolenda through Charisma House.
For more information, please visit https://danielkolendabooks.com/.
Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
“Admit You Have a Dragon“
- Ever heard that the first step in addressing a problem is admitting you have one?
- Yesterday we learned about identifying dragons and today we are being called to “Admit You Have a Dragon“.
- Ever had people deny what you know to be true?
- Ever found people who find it easier to ignore the reality or existence than to admit it exists?
- Today’s devotional shows such an example by “Jack Kent who wrote a children’s book called There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon“:
- “When he told his mother, she said, “There’s no such thing as a dragon!” Soon the dragon was downstairs, even sitting on the kitchen table. But Billy’s mother ignored it—everyone ignored it. Soon it was so large that when a truck drove by, the dragon chased it down the road, carrying the Bixbee house on his back.“
- Let’s be the dads who”Admit You Have a Dragon” before it is too late!
- Let’s be the dads who may have ignored it and let it grow and even possibly let it get out of control but have come to a point of being ready to “Admit You Have a Dragon“!
- Let’s be the dads who admit our dragons so that it no longer controls us and we are able to control and manage them!
- Let’s be the dads who are ready, to be honest with ourselves and others by “admitting we have a dragon“!
- Let’s be the dads who are ready to admit we have a problem so that we start to target and address it with solutions!
- Today’s devotional closes by sharing the solution the little boy found in the story and how it applies to our lives:
- “For Billy Bixbee the key was admitting there was a dragon. Each time he acknowledged the dragon’s existence, it got smaller and smaller. Put simply, this is the principle of admitting you have a problem. Even secular psychologists and twelve-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous require people who want help to admit they have a problem. Unless you become honest about your problems, there will never be a solution.“