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Devotions for Addiction Help


Daily Inspirational Thoughts


to bless your life.


~


 A Monday through Sunday

devotional

by 

Beth McLendon



This week's topic:


Helping those who are addicted

We have lots of tips and strategies!

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For those who are

addicted

AND

tips for their loved ones who want to help.


The closer you walk with God,
the less room for anything to come between.

Unknown author


Monday May 31, 2021


Step One

Pray



You're not serious, if you're not praying.


Pastor Scott Poling

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Suggested Prayer for Today

Dear Lord,

You have a godly plan and purpose for each of my days. 

Today -  and each day - you want me to draw near to you.

Today you want me to think about Bible verses.

Today you want me to talk to you about things I am thankful for and things that I need. You want me to get honest with you about my fears and my weaknesses.

I am going to do that God. And I will start by saying that 

I am thankful for ________________.

I need help with my addiction to _____________.

I admit I have a weakness for ___________.

I feel fear about __________________.

The Bible says that you love me and that you want to help me. 

I am going to remind myself of that.

I am going to walk toward you today. I am going to be serious about overcoming my addiction.

I pray in the Powerful and Miraculous and LOVING name of Jesus Christ,

Amen

Copyright © 2021 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com






Step Two

Strength

comes from

Reading God's Word.


The Bible is a book OF Victory!

The Bible is a book FOR Victory!


And as you read the Bible,

your mind will begin to

think like

God thinks. 


The Bible calls this -

"renewing your mind"

That means that

the more you read the Bible with a

teachable heart

and the more you pray to God -

the more you will

begin to think like God thinks.

That will help you

tremendously

in your fight against your addiction.



In order for God to help you have

victory

over your addiction,

you are going to have to learn to

Pray

and

Read the Bible

daily.



Get Strong!

God will

HELP

you!

Scripture

 

Draw near to God

and he will draw near to you.

James 4:8





Tuesday

Step Three

add

Godly Music


Music is POWERFUL.

I urge you to add godly music to your day!


In order to be victorious,

you need to exchange secular music 

for godly music - for awhile.

-

There are all types of Christian music.

Find the songs that are godly

and that

stir your motivation

UP!


AND THEN

LISTEN TO THOSE SONGS.


Take a long break from secular music.

Just focus on Christian music.

After finishing this section -

Consider these Champion songs: Click


Quick Prayer


Dear Lord

I will sing to you

TODAY!


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God created you to 

walk like

MIGHTY

GIANT

for God!

 




I am getting ready for

Victory!


Tuesday Prayer


Magnificent and Mighty God,

I fall on my knees in respect to you.

I give you praise.

I acknowledge that your

Mighty Power  -

is

 more than able 

to help me conquer

temptations and release me from my addictions.

You have what I need.

And you are telling me…

“Here’s your miracle – STAND UP and FIGHT!”

Today I’m not going to talk about the problem –

I’m going to talk about the solution.

I am going to

talk about being a Champion for Christ.

I am going to

talk about standing steady for you.

I am going to

talk about Your Word and speak out Your Word.

I am going to soak in your

POWERFUL Scriptures

UNTIL

I am FREE!

AMEN

Copyright © 2017 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com


Tuesday Scripture

Scripture for today:

Then you will call upon Me
and go and pray to Me,
and I will listen to you. 
 And
 you will seek Me and find Me,
 when you search for Me with all your heart.
I will be found by you, says the Lord,
and I will bring you back from your captivity; 

Jeremiah 29:12-14 a NKJV



Wednesday 

Step Four

Put on the

Armor of God

each day!




Armor of God Scripture


Here is part of Ephesians 6 - The Full Armor of God.

God says you NEED to be putting on

this armor

in order to stand

VICTORIOUS!


Please read the Scripture

in the image

below...



Aim

for 


In this Full Armor prayer,

I slow down and allow God

to remind me of important things.

~ ~ ~

I invite you to join me in this prayer.



Dear Lord,

You are the King of Creation and the Lord of my Life.

I come in prayer today to put on the Full Armor of God.


Helmet of Salvation


I put on the Helmet of Salvation.

I praise you, Lord, for reminding me of my eternal salvation, and that it was paid for at the Cross of Calvary.

I am saved, headed to heaven, and willing to serve you, Lord, every day.

(If you have not repented of your sins and made Jesus the  LORD of your life, stop and click here)



Belt of Truth


I put on the Belt of Truth.

I praise you, Lord, for reminding me to love your truth and to live according to your truth.


Breastplate of Righteousness


I put on the Breastplate of Righteousness.

I praise you, Lord, for reminding me to choose righteousness this day.

I want to live right and be pure.



Shoes of Peace


I put on the Shoes of Peace.

I praise you, Lord, for reminding me that you want me to live in peace with you and with your Word.

When I lie down tonight, I will be at peace that I have followed you to the best of my ability this day.



Shield of Faith


I pick up the Shield of Faith.

I praise you, Lord, for reminding me to walk in faith.

You are reminding me that it is your will that the just shall live by faith.

I will speak out faith words, stir up faith, walk in faith, and choose faith in you for each decision I make today.



Sword of the Spirit


I pick up the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.

I praise you, Lord, for reminding me that the Bible is the Living Word of the Living God.

When I read and follow the Bible, it produces power and peace in me.

This day, I will read your Bible, speak out your Bible words, and I will stand on your Bible principles.

 

I am dressed and ready

to be

restful when I need to be restful –

productive when I need to be productive –

strong and bold when I need to be strong and bold –

courageous when I need to be courageous – 

helpful when I need to be helpful 

compassionate when I need to be compassionate 

humble and teachable
when I need to be humble and teachable 

and in all things

dedicated to God and his Word.

Amen


Copyright © 2016 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com


Our Wednesday Music



Let's rise up

and stir up

our strength

and

devotion to God


We can do 

Amazing

Things!





Our General Prayer

for Wednesday


Dear Lord,

I love you, and I want to glorify you.

I want to follow you in every way.

Today, I will thank you for your blessings to me.

Today, my mind will think on godly, righteous things. 

And today, my mouth will sing praise to you.

Amen

Copyright 2014 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com


Thursday 

Step Five

Remind Yourself

that

God loves you!


Thursday Scripture


But God shows his love for us

in that

while we were still sinners,

Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8 ESV



No matter how old we get,

God still wants us to have times when we think of

ourselves as

his little child.


To have a close relationship with Father God

you only have to be willing

to repent

and allow him to come in and dwell with you.

The more you share openly with him,

the more you will enjoy him.


God,

You took note of my first haircut, my first word, and my first day at school. You were a proud papa.

My earthly father may have never been with me for events like “Doughnuts with Dad,” but I now see that my heavenly Father was there.... for every sugary mouthful.

My earthly father may never have showed up on time for my childhood performances, but you were always sitting in the front row smiling.

Funny, I never noticed you then. But now that my heart is in unison with you, I look back and see you as plain as day. You never shoved your way into my life. You just allowed me to slowly sense your presence.

My days are richer and fuller now that I am aware of your presence. Walking with you by my side gives me great delight.

I am my heavenly Daddy’s little child.

Amen

Copyright © 2006 Beth McLendon of Inspirational - Prayers.com


Here is one of the

Secrets

to success

in the

Christian life...


Follow God’s example in everything you do

just as a much loved child

imitates his father. 

Ephesians 5:1 TLB



Join me as we get stronger

as we put on the

Full Armor of God


~



God,

God of POWER, Miracles, and Mercy,

I will put on your Armor today.


I put on the Helmet of Salvation

 – because I need to be ready –

ready to . . . 

stand strong in you

and

receive your saving help 

when the enemy of my soul

tries to accomplish

his schemes against me.


I put on the Belt of Truth

– because I need to be ready –

ready to . . .

be a person who focuses on truth and follows truth. 


I need to be ready to

speak

Bible TRUTH

to myself when I am tempted.


I need to be ready to prayerfully

seek

Bible TRUTH

from you

in each decision I make.


I need to be ready to

follow

Bible TRUTH

in each situation I encounter.


I put on the Breastplate of Righteousness

– because I need to be ready 

ready to . . . 

walk into every situation

with

my mind thinking

godly, righteous thoughts

and my will

set on walking in righteousness.


Lord,

I want to walk strong and I want to walk humbly

before you.


Lord,

I want the words of my mouth

and the meditations of my heart

to be pleasing to you.



I put on the Shoes of  Peace

– because I need to be ready 

ready to . . . 

receive more of your calming peace

flowing

through my mind, through my words,

and through my actions.



Lord,

Help me to learn

how to read and think about your Scriptures

in a way that will

create

peaceful emotions

based on 

assurance, contentment, and confidence

in you.


I pick up the Shield of Faith

– because I need to be ready 

ready to ...

grab my growing FAITH in You

and

quickly destroy the destructive darts of the devil.


Lord,

I will meet

every worry dart, every fear dart,

every doubt dart, 

every anger dart, every ______ dart

and every self-pity dart

with

Strong Faith in YOU -

The God of my Salvation.

I pick up the Sword of the Spirit

which is the Word of God

– because I need to be ready  –

ready to . . . 

position myself to allow

the

Powerful, Living, Word of God

to flow into

my eyes and ears 

and most importantly

my heart.


And,

I need to allow the

Powerful, Living, Word of God

to flow out of my mouth.


I will gain godly victories in my life

by speaking

the Bible words

given to me by you, 

and

by strongly following YOU -

The God of All Power and Authority!


Lord,

I am now 

Dressed and Ready to Closely follow YOU!


I pray all these things

in the

POWERFUL  Name of Jesus Christ

my Savior and my Lord,

Amen !

Copyright © 2018 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com




Allow Father God

to sing to you...







Friday

Step Five

Seek Wisdom


Friday Scripture


Wisdom is knowing and doing right.

Proverbs 3:21 TLB




When you have a choice to make,

say,

"What would wisdom say to me?"



Listen to

Wise People

Ora Mosley

got VICTORY over drinking.

Hear her testimony and be inspired

to gain VICTORY over your addiction!

Ora Mosley

Next, hear an audio prayer for you by Ora - Here




Listen to

Wise People

and

hang around

Wise People


The wisest people you can find

are those who truly want

to please God

and follow his words in the Bible.


They aren't trying to find excuses to sin.


-


Gaining    God's   Strength




The following video

will give you encouragement

for self-discipline and strength.





Revelation + Motivation = Transformation

then comes

Celebration!


* * * 

Listen to wise Christians

for 

Revelation

and for ideas to

Motivate you!



God is grooming

You

to be

a

CHAMPION!


Friday Prayer


Yes, it takes some effort.

Yes, it is hard - but...


Dear God of Glory and POWER,

I am going to be POWERFUL Today!

I am not going to let “hard” stop me.

I am not going to be a wimp who isn’t strong enough to open a Bible.

I am not going to be a wimp who isn't strong enough to speak out Scripture.

I’m not going to be a wimp who isn’t strong enough to listen to a Power video.

I am going to choose to be POWERFUL TODAY!

I am going to be a Champion for Christ!

In Jesus' name I pray,

Amen!

Copyright © 2017 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com




The chains of addiction

are breaking!




Friday Armor Prayer


Father God,

I praise you. I give glory and honor to your name.

Lord, here are my godly prayer proclamations which I present to you:

I will love the Lord my God with all my heart.

I will turn away from evil and seek the will of God for my life.

I will put on the whole armor of God in order to become more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus.


I will put on the Belt of Truth.

I will face the truth about my addiction and about all areas of my life.

I will tell myself the truth.  And I will tell others the truth.

I will love truth. I will live in truth. I will enjoy telling the truth.

I will remember that truth is my friend and lies are my enemy.


I will put on the Helmet of Salvation.

I am saved from _________

                        (name of my addiction)

and from thoughts of wanting ________.
                                                                   
                                          ( what I am addicted to)

I am saved from self-pity, and I am saved from pride.

I am saved from selfishness and self-centeredness.

I am saved from rebellion. I declare that I will not rebel against the Lord my God.

I am saved from deception. I will not deceive others.

I will walk in wisdom this day.

I am saved from lack of motivation.

I declare that I am strongly motivated to do the will of God this day.

I will be strongly motivated to resist __________.    
(my addiction)


I put on the Breastplate of Righteousness.


I will focus on making right choices each day.


I will put on the Shoes of Peace.

I will live in peace with God and with myself.

I will enjoy walking along God's paths for me. I am eager for the world to see the wonderful changes God is making in my life.


I pick up my Shield of Faith to defend myself against the fiery darts of the enemy.

This day I will increase in faith.  I pick up confidence that I am growing in my faith in God and in his Word. 


I pick up the Sword of the Spirit.

I will speak out the Words of God and God's Words will transform my life.

I declare that my mind is being powerfully renewed.

Every day I find myself thinking more like God. 

I pick up confidence that I can resist the enemy this day.

Today I have been redirected, refreshed, and renewed.

I now walk in the power, purpose, and peace of Jesus Christ.

Amen

Copyright © 2008 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com




Beware,

The world tries to educate you to think like the devil.

The world tries to educate you to act like the devil.

The world comes to discourage you, pull you down, bring you hopelessness & fear.

Hang around Christians who praise God,

have a thankful, joyful attitude and have a

thriving mentality.

Hang around Christians

who humbly admit their sins

and who

joyfully celebrate their POWERFUL Savior!

If you don't know any ...... FIND SOME!

This website can be your first one!! We have lots of GREAT pages that will uplift you and strengthen you.


God doesn't want you to just believe he exists ...

He wants you to FOLLOW HIM! 


In your time of difficulty, don't lose your focus....continue to focus on God.

God knows HOW to strengthen you.

When you obey God, you are strengthened. 

If you will wait for God's help, he will renew your strength.




Friday Power Song


Here is a POWER song for you

or

challenge yourself to get one on your own.




Spend time soaking in

godly music,

godly prayer,

and

godly teaching.






Saturday 

Work the Steps!


Saturday Prayer


Lord,

I believe your help is on the way!

And I will cooperate with you each day.

AMEN!




Saturday Scripture


Submit to God,

Resist the devil and

he will flee!

James 4:7

-

I call that verse...

The Bible verse for Champions!!

-

Today,

I want you to

intentionally think about

ways

that you are resisting the devil

and

ways

that

you are submitting to God.


Click here to see our 

Motivational Page about this verse!




Saturday Power Music


POWER Music



I am putting out

Faith

that you will

click one of these links

in order to put on the FULL ARMOR of God.

Full Armor Prayer for Men

Full Armor Prayer for Women



Sunday 

Work the Steps!

God is your Coach!

The Word of God is God's Words to You!


Please consider saying...

I am not going to be a wimp

who isn’t strong enough to open a Bible.

So today as Beth asks me to

open my Bible to

Philippians 4:8-9

I will do it!

-

And I will think about

what God wants to change in my life

through those words.


- - - 


Every day I encounter

life - changing moments.





Sunday Prayer


Dear Lord,

I want a better year this year.

I want a POWERFUL and VICTORIOUS YEAR

this year.

I want to gain

more WISDOM

and

more MOTIVATION

this year than ever before!

God,

I want to find myself astonished

this year!

Lord,

I am dedicating myself to you this year.

I am going to seek to follow you closely.

I am going to read your Word.

I am going to allow you

to teach me how

to be a

CHAMPION for CHRIST!

In Jesus' name I pray,

AMEN!

Copyright © 2016 Beth McLendon of Inspirational – Prayers.com




Sunday Armor Prayer


Mighty God of all Creation,

Today I will put on your Amazing Armor.


I put on the Helmet of Salvation.

I will proclaim the Saving Power of my Lord!


I put on the Belt of Truth.

I will proclaim to the world that your Word is TRUTH!


I put on the Breastplate of Righteousness.

I will proclaim to my Savior
that Righteous Living will reign in me this day!


I put on the Shoes of Peace.

I will proclaim in my mind
the
blessings of living
in peace
with God and with His Word!


I pick up the Shield of Faith.

I will raise my Shield
and
proclaim my Faithful devotion to God
each time
the devil
tries to tempt me to disobey God.


I pick up the Sword of the Spirit
which is the Word of God.

I will raise my Sword
and
proclaim the Words of God
out-loud
when trials and trouble
come my way!


Philippians 4:13 tells me,
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”


Habakkuk 3:19 tells me,
“The Lord is my STRENGTH.”


Ephesians 6:10 tells me to,
“Be Strong in the Lord and the Power of His Might!”


Joshua 1:9 tells me to,
“Be Strong and Courageous
for the
Lord
will be with me always!”


James 4:7 tells me to,
“Submit to God,
resist the devil, and he will flee from me!”


God reminds me in Romans 8:31,
“If God is for me, who can be against me?”


Today,
I will stand up
and be
BOLD, STRONG, and COURAGEOUS.


I will choose God’s ways
-  and -
 I will reject the devil’s ways.


I pray these things

in

Jesus’ POWERFUL name,

AMEN!

Copyright © 2017 Beth McLendon of Inspirational - Prayers.com


Sunday Power Music


You are a

Warrior for Christ



My Lord,

I come today to celebrate your love for me.

I come today to draw close to you.

I come today to give you my heart and my soul.

It is my desire to honor you.

Amen


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to see

links to other pages to help you...


We have a whole page of songs

to help you FEEL Loved!

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For all our Addiction pages,

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And all our Full Armor Prayers:

Full Armor of God


Also, consider our page:

Inspirational Strength


And our Champions for Christ pages:

Here


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