Day 119: Open Doors (Part Two) (April 29)

For day 2 of Open Doors, I want to discuss leaving open doors for the enemy.

Did you know that unforgiveness leaves an opening for the enemy to screw with your life?

Did you know that engaging in defiantly sinful behavior also leaves an open door to him?

Were you aware that having unhealthy heart connections with others can lead to unholy open doors?

All of the above are true.

One of the most impacting and important steps in the heart healing process is to sever all sinful heart ties.  These connections can be between people or even a person and a thing or place.  Today may feel like a stretch to you, but the writing will be short.

What I pray you will do is enter your secret place and give God permission to show you any and all heart ties you may have that are unhealthy.  I encourage you to write them down.  After allowing God to point these out, I encourage you to pray this simple prayer: “God, I sever, break and destroy all unhealthy heart ties (now list them).  Lord, I break all agreement that I have made with any lie whether I was aware of it or not.  Lord, forgive me of my sins.  From this moment forward, help me to be aware if unholy heart ties try to form within me.  I allow You all access to my heart, all the time.  In Jesus name, Amen.

Now that you have purged your heart, take the paper you wrote the heart ties on and burn it as a declaration of letting go and moving forward, unhindered toward God.

This may seem like a strange process, but sometimes a new process does feel strange.  That doesn’t mean it’s wrong.  I strongly believe that the church (universal) needs to begin to openly speak about these things in order for us to walk out the freedom Christ died for and to lead others into true freedom, as well.

Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning.  The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.  1 John 3:8

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.  John 8:36

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.  2 Corinthians 3:17

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