Think to ask. Hmmm. Have I ever even thought to ask the Holy Spirit to deliver me from my porn addiction?
“THINK TO ASK,” SAY THE INSPIRED WRITINGS OF THE APOSTLE PAUL
The Spirit is able to do more than I could ever ask or think (Ephesians 3:20). Not just more. Exceedingly abundantly more. If only I will think to ask.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ASK or think, according to the power that works in us, To Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen (Ephesians 3:20-21).
“THINK TO ASK,” SAY THE INSPIRED WRITINGS OF THE DISCIPLE LUKE
Here it is again in Luke’s gospel. God’s promise of inner-working Holy Spirit power. Power that is available to all who have born of the Spirit. But again, I must first think to ask.
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ASK Him (Luke 11:13)!
“THINK TO ASK,” SAY THE INSPIRED WRITINGS OF JAMES
Oftentimes we have not, because we ask not (James 4:2). Do I desire to be free of my porn addiction? The omnipotent God of the Bible is certainly ready, willing, and more-than-able to deliver me. But I must first think to ask.
... you do not have because you do not ASK (James 4:2b).
A GAME-CHANGING BOOK HAS ARRIVED
In A Way of Escape, readers are repeatedly reminded to “think to ask” the Holy Spirit to deliver them from their addictions. Readers learn how to overcome the flesh by stepping up the degree to which they “walk in the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16). They learn how to build a library of Spirit-anointed, flesh-diffusing apps. Apps that are uniquely fitted to them, and their unique Spirit-filling triggers (Ephesians 5:18b-19).
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).
The still-struggling now have another option. The still-struggling now have fresh hope for discovering that long-sought-after way of escape from sin and temptation (I Corinthians 10:13). A way that—because it is wholly Spirit-powered—does not require enlisting the aid of an accountability partner or group. Truly, a game-changer!