Day Two - Detox, Why?

Physical detox means, “To get the toxins out of the body, so the body functions at it‘s optimum”. 

Spiritual detox, which is what we’re about here in this week, is similar to the physical version. The area we are working on is different, and we want to get the toxins out of our spiritual person. The spiritual part of us being healed, and made strong will have a knock on effect, that will help your physical body as well. And what do we mean by toxins? Spiritually speaking, we mean the attitudes that are hidden within the heart. The hurts from all sorts of events. Tragic, personal events, that you may have shared with nobody. The bitterness that may have come from the hurts and tragic events that have occurred in your life. The fears that have been inherent inside of you, that no one else knows about, or maybe that have come about from bad circumstances or situations that have occurred in your life.

Toxins can be referred to as the character traits that bog you down, that can annoy you about yourself, that you cannot seem to be able to get rid of. Or perhaps the poisonous words spoken over our lives, often by authority figures, like parents or teachers, in our formative years. Words that have sat there, of inadequacy and incompetence, leaving us believing those words, rather then what God says about us inside. 
Or perhaps your suffering from lethargy, half heartedness, unbelief, hardness of heart, critical spirit. The combinations for things that can come out of us from our heart, are innumerable and individual, so please, don’t let us put words into your own heart. The beauty of your experience this week is as an individual sitting before God. Whatever you, yourself, feel you need to approach about you.
We sit too often, with negatives controlling our lives, when we just don’t need to. What we need to do, is to face the areas inside of ourselves, whatever those are, or however many we think they are, and open ourselves to the spirit and the word of God. To become free of those things, and thereby, able to live the giant sized life that is the inheritance given to us from God.

When we look at the idea of changing anything in our lives, it's only going to work if our change of behavior, attitude, opinion, good intention, lasts longer than the usual millisecond that we often work in.

Real change lasts! Effective change takes the person committing to a process of change.
For example, the apostle Paul didn't just meet up with Jesus in an amazing encounter, go on to Damascus and three days later was out looking for Christians to persecute!
The same is true for us, if we set ourselves this week to believe for change, then we must add some work to our faith!
It's the fact that having faith alone, does not prove anything unless we back up our belief with the appropriate actions necessary to bring about the desired result!
Take for example the scripture in James 2:14-19 that talks about a believer who sees a man lying in the cold hungry and destitute and says to him "Depart friend, be no longer hungry and feel warm but doesn't give the man any food or clothes or money!”
The question gets asked about this particular believer, if his faith is real?
I'm asking you today as you read this and are involved with the idea of seeing change in your life, Is your faith real?!
If it is, then you need to start putting some work to your faith.
When the people who Peter was preaching to on the day of Pentecost received his words and wanted change, Peter said to them to repent of their former ways and to be baptised in the name of Jesus and then to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
All of these things required an action from the people, firstly they repented, which involves asking Gods forgiveness and turning away from the way they had been living before this point. Changing behavior isn't easy, for most people who've been doing something perhaps for years, it takes a commitment to no longer continue what they were doing.
That's why I say this week is a start, but you need to be prepared to create a new habit that no longer includes walking in the bad behavior patterns or attitudes or mindsets, as that's what brings effective change!
When you let God really touch your heart and allow him to start to effect you, your behavior changes.
People could no longer recognise Saul who became Paul. They kept saying, isn't this the guy who came here to Damascus to lock up these Christians? But here he is trying to convince all of us to join them! What's going on here?
What was going on was that Saul had become a different person!
He met Jesus and such was the impact on his life, he turned a 360 degree change and ran with that.
This week is about realigning our life's course back on track with God.
Some crazy shooting vine branches are being pruned back into line with where they should be growing. Some wayward hearts are turning this week back to a love of God and doing things his way. Some hungry souls are being fed and some prisoners are being set free.
All of this is taking place as you allow Gods word and spirit effect you, so that the change that he's trying to bring to you, lasts longer than a day, or a week but makes of you a new man and woman.
Let God really change you this week. Allow him to effect you for good and you will become a new man and woman as you find that doing things Gods way brings incredible peace, joy and freedom to every part of you!

Written by Dade


Dade

Todays scripture is about understanding the need to get rid of the negative things that effect our heart. Jesus said that its not what comes into our mouth that defiles us, but what comes out from within.

"11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man."

Each day, we will publish a thought to motivate/inspire you. take the thought, and encourage yourself by repeating it within yourself as many times in a day as you can. "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he." (Proverbs 23 vs 7).

Your affirmation for today: "Today, I am believing that this is the beginning of the end of negatives (toxins) controlling me."

Prayer is really communication with God, so we're including suggestions as to what your could particularly be praying about for today.

1, Pray for Gods help in letting go of the emotional baggage of words spoken over you, that have poisoned you in the past.
2, Offer to God in prayer, any of the toxic thoughts we have been talking about, be honest, theres no one to hear but God, and let go of them.  
3, To identify those places in your life that need detoxed and to be able to let them go.
4, Keep committing to God in prayer, asking him to work with you. To make you the best you, ever. We all need to change. Pray and ask God to help you. He made you. He's the master of change.