When I was a little girl my mom would take my sister and I to see puppet shows. The puppet which was called a marionette, was completely suspended in front of a set with the puppet master above him controlling him with wires and strings. The puppet master was called the manipulator. Whichever way the manipulator moved the controls is the direction the puppet moved. The puppet was under the complete control of the puppet master. Well, we are on a stage called “our life” and there is a puppet master, a manipulator in this world and he is the enemy of our souls. He desires to control you with the circumstances and pressures he brings to cause you to move in the direction he chooses. This is called living by outside influence. We as believers are to live guided and led by the Spirit of God. On our stage of life, we are to live and move and have our being in Him (Acts 17:28), the One Who paid the price for us with His own blood. So Daughter of the King, cut the strings of the puppet master of this world, live from the inside out guided moment by moment by the Holy Spirit of God and watch your life unfold and bloom into a beautiful story full of God’s glory and grace.
“Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth. Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 124:6-8 (KJV)
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, I make the decision right now to not be manipulated by circumstances and pressures that come my way. I thank You that I have escaped and the trap to ensnare me is broken. I ask that You help me by Your Holy Spirit to be led only by You. I thank You for always being my Help. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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