Every temptation brought to you in your life is to absolutely squash and kill the Word in you, because that’s where your faith comes from. God wants you to know that every day you will be confronted to be distracted. Every day you will be confronted by this world system, you will be confronted by your self-life of you wanting to do what you want to do, to be distracted off God and off His Word, so that nothing of His Word comes to fruition and comes to life in you.

Our hearts are God’s earth and He is flooding it with rain and this rain comes often. (Joel 2:23 MSG) The rain is the teachings in the time of God. They are the timely teachings from God. That is all the rain you and I need. It’s a flood right now.

14 But every person is tempted when he is drawn away, and distracted and enticed and baited by his own … desire (his own lust, his own passions). 15 Then the evil desire, when it has conceived, gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is fully matured, brings forth death (James 1:14 AMPC).

That does not mean physical death, it means spiritual death. It means you have no spirit life with God. You’re not alive in Him. You’re not living and moving and having your being in Him. You’re having it in yourself and in the world system. It is your own desires.

The Bible calls these distractions and desires; thorns. (Luke 8:14) They are in our hearts and it chokes the Word of God. It makes our hearts hard. Jeremiah 4:3 says, we have to break up our fallow ground. This is something that we do. This is not something the Lord does for you, He does it with you, if you want Him to. He comes and He helps you with His Holy Spirit He comes to help you, to heal you.

You’re not coming to maturity with those thorns in your heart, it’s counterproductive to the kind of fruit that can come off the Word of God. Giving yourself to the distractions of this age is counterproductive to your Word harvest. The distractions of this age go directly against the Word. Thorns grow up beside the Word and choke it and suffocate the Word. thorns kill our harvest.

Thorns are harmful to our harvest. Because we choose the desire for other things and the distractions of this age to enter in, it’s not the Word that chokes it. It’s your choice to be entertained. We’re making no real progress and we become spiritually dull, spiritually dim. (Lamentations 4:1-2, AMPC)

Say: I am not dim. I am worth my weight in gold, spiritually. I am purified with God’s fire.  I’m not living my life for myself. I’m not going where I want to go. I’m living my life for God. Everything I do is because I’m living my life for God.

I shun youthful lusts. (2 Tim 2:20-22, AMPC) I flee from them. It is my choice. I flee from worldly things that are choking and suffocating any kind of Word that may grow. Distractions of this age that numbs us. Things that we watch and we justify it. I flee from all of those.

I choose to undergo God’s circumcision. It is the circumcision of the heart that we permit God to do in us with every message that comes. The cut, how deep, how thorough and how complete, is our personal choice. Only circumcision will show that we are His. It’s showing I’m committed to the Most High God because it’s vulnerable, it’s private, and every single day I will be reminded that I am God’s. A cut is painful, but it’s a mark on you that you are His. God is circumcising our hearts to love Him. He wants to set us free from all of Egypt so that you can love Him and only Him completely.

We come to His throne of grace to obtain mercy and find grace to help in our time. Our time of crossing over. Our time of circumcision and temptation, to find help.

Say: Come Holy Spirit. Work in my heart to convict me and to pierce me. I’m not able to cross over without your help.

God says that today there’s freedom. There’s freedom for you to turn around because repentance is not an emotion. Repentance is a decision that you make. It’s a change of mind, it’s a change of heart, and I change my lifestyle right now. And God empowers you to do that when you make the choice. The Blood has never lost its power. It washes us clean this very hour.

Pray: Help me, Lord and forgive me, Lord. Forgive me as a parent for what I’ve exposed my children to. Cleanse us, Jesus. Our children, unsupported and unprotected, Lord. Thank You that You remove from all of us images, Lord. You blot it out with the Blood. The Blood cleans us, Lord. All those images and those pictures, Lord. Thank You. We receive the washing of the water of Your Word, Lord. We receive Your grace. We receive Your mercy because we come to Your throne of grace to obtain mercy. Hallelujah. Hallelujah, Lord. Amen.