DAY 5

You Were

CALL TO ACTION

Here is your call to action today:

  • Imagine: the shackles of former desires and passions falling off.
  • Then Praise: God below for your freedom in him.
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128 thoughts on “You Were

  1. Joel says:

    Thank you, God, for your forgiveness, grace, and mercy. I pray for strength in times of weakness, and to remember how much you love us. In Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen

  2. Paul says:

    Father God ,Thank you for your Mercy and Grace and most of all the Love you have shown to me through your son Jesus Christ !

  3. Dale says:

    Thank you Lord, I praise you for freeing me from the shackles of sin. I can now live free in hope without shame.

  4. B says:

    God, I have held myself in such contempt and have been shackled by guilt, shame, fear, and anxiety. I am made clean and whole through you and your son Jesus, and I release myself from that contempt, guilt, shame, fear, and anxiety. I am free. I am free. I am free.

  5. Adam says:

    Lord, thank you for showing me mercy and setting me free from my sins. These sins that have held me captive for so many years are nothing that your grace and mercy can’t overcome. I praise you and give you all the glory for freeing me to love my wife they way she deserves to be loved, to live life for you, not for the temporary pleasures of my sinful flesh. Thank you lord!!!

  6. Domenick says:

    Abba Father, Thank you for freeing me from my sinful nature. And thank you God for your all forgiving love, mercy and grace.
    In Jesus’ Mighty and Precious Name

  7. Dre says:

    Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive all of our praise. Blessed be God who delivered our eyes from tears in this life and weeping and wailing in eternity. He delivered our feet from falling in this life and from falling into the bottomless pit. He saved our soul from the first and second death! Our freedom is in the gospel of Christ.

  8. Tim says:

    Father,
    Thank you for the freedom from the guilt, shame, accusation and condemnation, fear and doubt, anxiety and worry, despair, discouragement and depression that Satan has been using to hold me in bondage. I am in no way worthy of your love, but full of gratitude for your grace and mercy on me.

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  9. Jack says:

    Father, I praise you for showing me how much what happened to me as a tween influenced my urges and desires, for forgiving me for believing lies about myself and showing me who I really am in your eyes. Thank you for the freedom that this revelation has brought.

  10. Daniel says:

    Thank you Father for freedom!
    Freedom from sin, my past, guilt, shame, and an eternity in hell.
    I’m so unworthy, but you call me son. For all this and so much more I’m eternally thankful.

  11. Ken says:

    God, thank you for loving me and providing me a way to be redeemed. Thank you for how far you have brought me and how much farther you are going to take me. Help me to trust in you and hide me behind the cross each and every day.

  12. Don rigazio says:

    Thank you father for lifting the desire to run from hard and turbulent times for lifting that desire to bring harm to myself because of the secret life I lived for so long . Glory be to you my father who rescued me from deaths grip. Thank you glorious father for restoring my walk with you and my marriage. You are truly the king of kings and Lord of Lords … it’s in the name of Jesus I pray..

  13. Dennis says:

    Praise You God for rescuing me from alcohol and helping me heal . Thank you for the ministry you called me to Lord.

  14. Troy Theye says:

    Thank you Jesus for the abundant forgiveness of past Shackles and the continuing unconditional love you provide to keep me on track. There is POWER in the name of Jesus.

  15. Chuck says:

    God, thank you for forgiving me my many sins against your son’s and daughters throughout my life. When I attempt to comprehend your goodness it leaves me in awe of your love for me. ❤️

  16. Lex Parker says:

    I can imagine the shackles of alcoholism released, The shackles of pornography released, The shackles of anger released. Praise the Lord God for my freedom of 19 years sober. Yes praise, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit God made this possible.

  17. Jake Steel says:

    Thank you, Father, for healing. Thank you for the grace of your spirit, that it cleanses and purifies the temple you’ve made of each of us, that we may come to you within ourselves, to hold council with you where we are. Thank you, Father, for the sacrifice of your son that we may come to you directly for healing and mercy. God, in you, be our peace and our portion. Amen!

  18. Stephen S. says:

    Thank you Lord for freeing from the shackles of my past. I take hold of You – you are my refuge and strength.
    Thank you God for Your FREEDOM!

  19. Chuck says:

    God, thank you for your grace from the man I want to leave and your patience with me to the man I want to become. A godly man!

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  20. Keith says:

    Lord I give you all the praise for the release from the shackles of my former self. I praise you God for the freedom that you have given me to be your son Thank you Jesus for saving me

  21. Robert says:

    Thank you Lord for giving me Freedom in You from the shackles of my lustful sins and desires. I know I don’t deserve it, but You have redeemed me. I can not wait until these shackles are off of me forever! Amen!

  22. lee says:

    Dear God thank you for providing the way for me to escape my addiction, please give me the sanity to follow thru on this opportunity. I have never made much progress in the past, let this be the time.

  23. Mike says:

    I praise you God for the reality of who we are in you and the true freedom you bring in Christ! I’m no longer a slave to sin!!! I am under Grace and led in Goodness by the Spirit for His Glory, not mine.

  24. Jason says:

    Praise Jesus….I am so thankful for His grace and mercy. In one moment…everything changed…and I am so thankful.

  25. Ramon Guzman says:

    Freedom from addiction, guilt, shame and unforgiveness.

    Thank you Lord for your grace, mercy and another chance my Heavenly Father

  26. Matt says:

    Thank you, Lord, for breaking the shackles as a slave to sin and bringing me into Your family. May I be a humble servant for you!

  27. William (Billy) Clark says:

    Thanks to God for freedom in Him, maybe not in this world but in knowing that Christ has given eternal life.
    What a love!

  28. Branford says:

    God, thank you for the freedom you have already extended to me! Thank you for platforms like this that remind us that by your grace we have been set free. I pray that everybody that is struggling with this senses your presence around them and that they may feel the freedom that you have extended to them, Amen.

  29. Andrew says:

    Lord, thank you for the freedom I have in you! Forgive me for so often not living as if I am free! Holy Spirit, thank you for renewing my heart and mind and replacing my old habits with new ones. I praise you for your forgiveness and mercy and for not giving up on me but continually working in and through me to accomplish your purposes in my life and in the world around me. You are an awesome God and I’m so blessed to be included as your heir, Father, with all the rights and privileges that go with that. In you I am truly free! May I live each day joyfully in that freedom and may I not forget where I have come from and where I am going. Oh victory in Jesus, my savior forever! Thank you Lord!

  30. Dave says:

    Thank you Lord for the freedom that can only come from You and with You. Help me to use the power of the Holy Spirit and listen to Him, to walk with you and away from the shackles that hold me back.
    In Jesus name, Amen.

  31. Rodney says:

    Thank you Father for your sacrifice and for saving me from my sinful nature! I was lost, now I am found… I was a slave, now I am here to serve.

  32. Sam says:

    I do as of late and due to positive attitudes towards other especially my spouse feel shackel falling frm me thank you dear Lord Jesus.

  33. Jon Wilson says:

    Thank you LORD for the forgiving grace you have given me. As I feel the shackles of my sin fall away, I lift my hands and voice in praise! I am no longer bound to the sins and passions of my mind, but I am transformed to have a mind like yours, Holy and Pure! Thank you Jesus!

  34. Travis Cooper says:

    Thank You Lord that I’m no longer bound by the old man. I thank you the I’m free, redeemed, and set free from my flesh.

  35. Ben Carroll says:

    Lord I praise you for all of the chains you have broken in my life thus far! I know you can and will break this one as well! Teach me each day to resemble you more!

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  36. Jeremy says:

    Dear Lord – thank you. Thank you for freedom from all of the pains, restraints, desires that I have on a daily basis. Knowing that I’m forgiven in the end allows me to move forward in life. Please continue to bless my thoughts and actions as I continue to strive to be more like You.

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  37. John says:

    Father, thank you for setting me free, creating in me a new creation. Jesus died for me that I would be set free! Help me to look at things above, and be reminded that I am no longer a slave to anything, I am a child of God, thanks you Father I receive it and take ownership of my new life. Amen

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  38. Eric Ludovico says:

    Thank you Jesus for carrying me through every day. ” Take the Good take the bad, take the first and take the rest, take it all”(third day)

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  39. Chuck says:

    Praise God for removing the shackles of inappropriate lust for the flesh that consumed my life. I can’t but you can. Thank you.

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  40. Jim says:

    Thanks for the reminder, brother Vince. Jesus has indeed broken my shackles! Oh, how it cost Him but He paid the price willingly out of His love for me and you. Thank you, Savior and Lord. I am free!

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  41. Peter says:

    Thank you Lord for all that you do for me and in me. I WAS shackled but now I am a new and renew man each day by your Grace.

  42. john says:

    Father, thankyou for delivering me from the shackles of pulling dopamine off of images, now becoming deeper in love with my wife!!!

  43. Jesse says:

    God, life can be challenging, but I am grateful for the victory won through the sacrifice of Jesus. Even during difficult seasons, I know I am an overcomer because I am walking with You. I pray that today and every day, for the rest of my life, I pursue a mindset of victory. In Jesus’ name, Amen

  44. Mike says:

    My chains are gone, I’ve been set free, my God my Savior has ransomed me and like a flood His mercy rains, unending love amazing Grace.

  45. Eddie Ackerman says:

    thank You God for freeing me from the shackles of self pleasure to the images of NOT my wife and for the closer level of intimacy myself and my wife now share as a result of the new me, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which You have prepared for me to do in advance. Amen.

  46. Chuck says:

    God thank you for the knowledge of when I feel the desire of illicit passion and the ability and strength in Christ to overcome and move on.

  47. Sam says:

    God I thank and praise you for your blessings and gifts and for releasing me form the bondage of and giving me power to resist sin.

  48. John Krumm says:

    Praise You God for not only delivering me from my sin and iniquity but setting me FREEEEEEE! You truly are the ALL mighty God!

  49. Don says:

    Dear Lord, thank you for your continued love and forgiveness. I strive to serve and honor you, even though I often fall short. Thank you for not abandoning me and thank you for sending the Holy Spirit to guide me. Amen

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  50. Jonathan says:

    Thank you Jesus for always being there, hearing my prayers in my weakest times and given me strength to live right, making me free from my sin.

  51. MJ says:

    Thank you God I can now treat women and especially my beautiful wife with the respect and admiration she deserves

  52. Marius says:

    Thank you God that you alone are worthy of all praises;that we were created to praise you and that our freedom lies in You Jesus. Therefore as we learn to praise you daily, hourly we learn that the chains, that I sometimes FEEL l get shackled to again after sinning, can not happen if my spirit and hands are kept high in praise and worship.

  53. Brian says:

    Praise God for releasing the shackles of addiction. As I look at the chains that have fallen to the ground, it feels so liberating to not be bound. Because of this the 5th day of this challenge, I finally feel empowered over my former addiction. Thank God!!!

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  54. Jacob says:

    Lord your new mercies, your forgiveness, and the hope of fresh starts are here. Thank you Jesus that you never change but that I can always change and be better than I was before. Thank you for freedom that is mine to grasp at anytime.

  55. Gary Vosen says:

    As I struggle daily with receptive sin, I praise you Lord for your grace and mercy. I pray for the Holy Spirit to convict me to turn from evil and run to Jesus, who is always with me.

  56. Jose Barrientos says:

    I once was giving an account of my past to our mens group at church. Long story short a brother concluded as i was saying that i wasn’t anywhere near where God desires me to be. He jumped in and stated yea, but your not where you used to be. Praise to the glorious Son of God for that transformation. And through the power of the Spirit I pray that i can continue is this trajectory. Amen

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  57. Kevin L Williams says:

    I Thank God for the freedom He has wrought for me in Jesus Christ!! I can see my shackles broken and strongholds torn down! Amen

  58. Gino Landry says:

    I see the shackles breaking off and believe in your amazing power Lord. Thank you so much for this freedom that brings so much joy

  59. Tom J says:

    I picture in my mind that the shackles are off… oh God, give me your strength to not pick them up again in my foolishness!!

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    • Marius says:

      Let’s just keep out hands raised in praise and Thanksgiving brother. I feel same… It feels like it… Getting chained again. Let’s remember to fight of the feelings of guilt trying to chain us again by praying these scriptures out loud. We overcome evil with good. We resist the devil and the Word promises he SHALL flee from us. It never said he won’t try again and again… Haha. Praying for you!!!

  60. Hugh says:

    Praise you God for you infinite strength and mercy. You have provided grace and transportation. You are good.

  61. DALE W EWING says:

    The shackles need to fall off daily. I need to renew my strength daily to be victorious. Stand by me Lord, and that I may always know you are there.

  62. Kenneth says:

    Thank you LORD for your gift of grace for my past sins. Through this gift I am able to get past transgressions and am born a new man. I am redeemed. Thank you Jesus!

    • Ryan Anthony Weinkauf says:

      I am so thankful that God’s mercies are new each morning! I stumble and fail so often but God’s wonderful grace abounds! Thank you Lord for forgiving me of my sin so that I no longer am a slave to it.

  63. Matthew Rasmussen says:

    Lord, thank you for giving me the Holy Spirit to guide me and convict me of my sinful nature. I stand upon the rock of Christ ready for battle, the belt of truth, shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit are our weapons to battle temptation and sin! Only though You and your Word is this possible, and I praise You and your Son for these mighty gifts. In Christ Jesus I pray, Amen.

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  64. Taylor says:

    Thank you lord for giving me armor to protect me from all of the lustful temptations and sin this world offers daily. Thank you for washing my eyes and soul clean of my past sin. It has no power over me and you have released my chains and set me free to live a better life for you! Thank you lord!

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  65. Mark says:

    Father God Thank you for strengthening me to stand against the lustful desires and my sins of the flesh. Everyday I feel stronger, more renewed in YOU and experience the freedom from the chains that bound me in my sin. Because of the cross and your son those sins are forgiven and I am new man, in you. Thank you father!

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  66. bill mckay says:

    I am no longer a slave to sin, I AM FREE. the chains are broken and by Your strength I can be a overcomer.. Thank you Jesus. And thankyou vince

  67. GTT says:

    Dear Lord thank you so much for the grace you have provided us by dying on the cross for all sins. Thank you so much for sending the Holy Spirit to guide, teach, mentor and encourage us to glorify You and only You! In Jesus’s wonderful and powerful name. Amen!

  68. Bill says:

    Father God, Thank you for freeing me from my feelings of lust, continue to strengthen me as I walk in the light

  69. Tim says:

    Thank you Lord Jesus for providing the power through the Holy Spirit to free me from the bondage of lust! Amen

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