Hopefully, you didn’t jump back into another week of chaos after having some holiday down time last week!  With the busyness and chaos come bondage to your strongholds.  In order to find freedom from your strongholds, you must rely on THREE tools.  First, is the Holy Spirit, second is the Bible and third is prayer (not in any specific order). These are your tools to fight the enemy and break out of your strongholds. I’ve found that instead of fighting with brute strength, we need to fight by listening to the small voice of the Holy Spirit, confirm that voice with His Word and talk to God with new questions in prayer.

Romans 8:26 (NIV)

26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans

So, What… for This Week?

Where are you feeling stuck?  Are you asking the same questions of God and getting the same answers?  Maybe it’s time to ask NEW questions and have NEW expectations!  The Holy Spirit is waiting to guide you.  God’s Word is waiting to come alive for you.  Embrace the battle ahead, but instead of “white knuckling” your battle, turn to God’s tools and rest in Him, as He shows you new ways to win and still find peace!