In Chapter 2 of Organizing Your Prayer Closet, I discuss a plan of attack to address recurring sins and strongholds in my life,
“After some thought and prayer, I knew that my best weapon was going to be the Word of God. So, with my newfound issues clearly defined for me, I began to to scour the Scriptures. Did you know that Scripture addresses every type of sin we may have? Nothing gets past God. Not only did I find verses galore about the words we speak, but for every kind of pride and other issues.”
Organizing Your Prayer Closet, p. 18.
Inside the enclosed structured prayer journal – The Prayer Closet Organizer – I have a designated space where I list the things I am struggling with under the header “Freedom and Forgiveness.” Once I have identified a stronghold or an area of weakness, I like to look up scriptures that deal with that very bad habit. I take those scriptures and recite them during my commute to work and meditate on them throughout the day. When an opportunity to sin rears its ugly head, I recite the scripture. I especially use them during prayer.
“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11
I am excited to share a helpful tool that I like to use which helps me to quickly locate such scriptures.
It’s called OpenBible.info that houses a cross-reference Bible feature. I go to the topical search page and key in words that represent my sin, and up pops a plethora of scriptures that I can choose from. For instance, you can key in:
just to name a few! Try it out here!