Steps To Freedom From Sinful Habits
#1. Accept Jesus Christ, As Your Personal Lord & Savior.
"[Jesus said] Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.'" ~ John 3:7
#2. Love The Lord Your God With All Your Heart, Soul, Mind and Strength.
"And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment." ~ Mark 12:30
#3. Know That God Is Always Watching You.
"The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good." ~ Proverbs 15:3
"The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him..." ~ 2 Chronicles 16:9
#4. You Must Be Committed To Living Your Life Free From Sin In Obedience To God.
"... Now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life." ~ Romans 6:22
"For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world, our faith." ~ 1 John 5:3-4
#5. Know That All Temptations Are Common And God Will Help You Overcome Them.
"No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it." ~ 1 Corinthians 10:13
#6. Memorize What The Holy Bible Says About Freedom From The Sins That Tempt You.
"Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You." ~ Psalms 119:11
#7. Bring Every Thought In Line With The Truth of God's Word.
"For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ." ~ 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
#8. Know That The Truth of Jesus Can & Will Set You Free, As You Seek Him.
"... You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." ~ John 8:32
#9. Resist Temptation And The Enemy of Your Soul With Every Resource God Has Given You.
"Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded." ~ James 4:7
#10. Draw Near To God With Worship, Praise and Prayer!
"Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded." ~ James 4:8
Steps To Freedom From Sinful Habits ~ Poster
"And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever..." ~ Matthew 6:13
"Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord." Hebrews 12:14
Christians must seek to be free from all sinful, ungodly habits! Until we are free from ungodly habits it is impossible for us to be and do what our Heavenly Father wants us to be and do. Also, the more ungodly habits that Christians have in their lives, the harder it is for us to be the witness God wants us to be, to people who haven't accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior yet.
Jesus wants to free us from all sinful habits! The power to be free from sin is found in the depths of a relationship with God through the Son, Jesus Christ with the assistance of the Holy Spirit! Jesus said the greatest command is Deuteronomy 6:5, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul and all your strength.". This is the place were every Christian needs to begin each day to find the power to live free from sinful habits!
What habits does Jesus want to free us from? All of them! Just to name a few things that God wants us to be free from:
Hatred, Anger, Killing (Murder)...
Sexual Lust, [10 Ways to Fight Pornography] Viewing Sexual Images, Fornication, Adultery, Sodomy...
Coveting Other Belongings,Robbery, Theft, Stealing...
Lying, Cheating, Cursing, Unproductive Words...
Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking, Chewing Tobacco...
Cutting Ones Skin, Tattoos, Piercings...
Impatience, Worrying, Complaining...
Keeping Ungodly Thoughts or Desires...
"We overcome every argument and pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." 2 Corinthians 10:5
You Shall Know The Truth & The Truth Shall Make You Free!
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment." Matthew 22:37-38
"And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
"No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it." 1 Corinthians 10:13
"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." Romans 12:2
"Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded." James 4:7-8
"Abstain from every form of evil. Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Thessalonians 5:22-23
"... Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh." Galatians 5:16
"Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You." Psalms 119:11
"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. " Ephesians 6:10-11
"Every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own strong desires..." James 1:14
"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer." Psalms 19:14
"For all that is in the world is the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life and these are not of the Father, but of the world." I John 2:16
"I have made a covenant with my eyes; Why then should I look upon a young woman?" Job 31:1
"Don't you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?" I Corinthians 6:19
"Don't you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living." Romans 6:16
"Do not cut your bodies for the dead, and do not mark your skin with tattoos. I am the Lord." Leviticus 19:28
Quotes About Living Free From Habits
"What you feed grows. What you starve dies. You never satisfy anything by feeding it, you simply increase its capacity for growth." Crandall Miller, Former Professor, Southeastern Bible College, Lakeland, FL
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