Have you ever looked at your life/past or your family’s life and thought… When is this going to change? This dark rain cloud is never going to leave me alone! I’m never going to get out of this mess or this cycle of dysfunction! It can be exhausting and leave you feeling helpless. Feeling helpless is the opposite of the gospel of Jesus Christ!
What sin patterns do you see in your family? Don’t know what I’m talking about? What personality traits “run” in your family? Anger, fear, anxiety, insecurity, depression, entitlement, pride, racism, poverty, alcoholism, laziness, divorce?…..pick your poison!
What does it look like for you? We all have junk due to our families and our own poor choices that creep into our lives. They can leave us feeling hopeless with no way out!
In Matthew 1: 12-16, we learn about the genealogy of Joseph, Jesus’ earthly father. In that long list of genealogy ( that most of us skip over) we read the name Jeconiah….that guy was legit cursed! Like LEGIT. CURSED. Through Jeremiah, we learn that God said none his offspring would prosper, no one would sit on the throne of David because Jeconiah was such an evil king!!! (Jer 22:30)
But that didn’t stop God from using Joseph in HUGE WAYS! God put Joseph in charge of raising HIS son, our savior, Jesus Christ! He made a way around the curse! He is God! He can always make a way!
Anytime words like stuck, no way out, like this forever, never change, or doomed enter your thoughts, you can bet it’s Satan whispering lies to you.
Once you are in the family of God, your junk from your past or your family’s past has no power over you. It is true that Satan will try to use the sins of your past against you to jack with your mind and mess with your life.
God made a way through Jesus so that hope is never lost! God can overcome our past mistakes by the power of the cross!
Let’s say you looked at the list above and saw some sin patterns in your family and you want NO PART OF THEM! Or maybe you didn’t, but some other situations came to mind.
Below is a prayer to break the power of these patterns in your life. This might sound a little cookey, but I’ve prayed this with people over and over and over and it’s nuts what God ends up doing!!
Honestly…it’ super fun for me for me write this because I know freedom is on the rise.
I’m excited for anyone who continues forward and prays these powerful, sin pattern breaking prayers.
God’s blessing is replaced when we use the power of the cross to cancel the consequences of sin. Tweet that
Pray God shows you what steps of obedience should follow. You need to know the word of God (Bible)in order to grow in your faith. You need the community of believers (church) to encourage you! These are important habits that allow us to continue to walk in freedom in Christ Jesus.
Surrender to God the junk in your hearts and lives so you may live in freedom from the effects of sin. Tweet that
Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.
Amen. To. That!
My prayer is that God reveals to you areas where he wants to begin to heal and restore. There is freedom in Christ! Those words aren’t just a cheesy saying believers in Christ use to sound extra faithful.
They are said by people who have seen God do amazing things in their lives and the lives of their loved ones. I pray one day you say those words and mean it too!
Dear Heavenly Father,
I thank you for Jesus and the cross. I praise you for making a way where we don’t have to live in a cycle of sin and dysfunction. Jesus, show us what we need to surrender to you in Jesus name. Help us to be obedient to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, and have mercy on us as we continue to seek you. I pray that every eye that reads this comes to know the saving grace only found in Christ. Father God, reveal your love to your people.
In Jesus name I pray,