Strongholds are present in our lives because we seek comfort, success, and peace through the perceived remedy of worldly attainments and desires. The more we attempt to lessen the draw of addictions by our own means and power, the more the bondage attaches to our soul. The only true release of Satan’s strongholds is found in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
When we trust omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, almighty God, he will lead, guide, and direct us. God stands ready with a spiritual hedge of protection to shield us from the world and to keep us from letting the world seep into our life.
Christians must go beyond their words of "my thoughts and prayers are with you," and demonstrate care with action. The goal should be to help people not feel alone in their trial. This is how we demonstrate God’s love to one another.
Sometimes we can be so busy with our lives that we forget the more meaningful purpose behind it all. God has shaped and prepared us to play a unique role in each step of our story. The reason we are here on this earth is for so much more than “living our best life.”
Christians seem to be getting pulled in all directions these days regarding justice. Some say the only way to bring about meaningful change is through prayer. Others say we need to move past that and take action. But is it truly one or the other? How can Christians actively fight against injustice in our world, and how does prayer enter into that?
Although you won’t find the specific “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep” prayer in Scripture, the sentiment of resting in God’s protection is woven throughout the Bible. Praying it can be one of the sweet ways you surrender your life into God's hands...even while you sleep.