Ephesians 5:18 “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery, instead, be filled with the Spirit”
What comes to your mind when we you hear the word addict? It always connotes destructive impact to one’s life. For me, the term addiction is given to a pattern of behaviour that causes negative consequences for the individual.
In my college days the word “addict” became one of our expressions. We expressed it in none sense way in our fun and laughter. However, just recently, there is a phrase that turns my mind to positivity when a wall decoration captured my full attention at the Friday Worship Service in Bur Dubai, and the wall displayed a word that brightly shines due to the reflection of lights on the name of“JESUS” the saying reads completely as “I am addicted to JESUS”. Wow! What a powerful declaration and while in that room I able to meditate that this is the finest addiction that should be the behavior of every individual as this causes constructive impacts to one’s life.
The Bible says in Ephesians 5:18 Paul reminded us “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery, instead, be filled with the Spirit” Only with God’s presence our life will have a big difference. The English definition of addict is someone who is devoted to, or abandoned his or her will to an object (person or thing). Therefore, to be addicted with Jesus is to abandon our self-will and surrender to His will only through the filling of the Holy Spirit in our life. Addicted to Jesus, is the only addiction that produces positive effects resulting to transforming consequences such our inner self, healing of the entire being including the affected part of our bodies in the abused of addiction for substance and alcohol (to name few). To become addicted to Jesus is to pray, meditate and obey the Word of God as His Word are life and health to one’s whole body. Proverbs 4:20-22 “20 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. 21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.” Jesus will accomplished his power for“He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted (Job 5:9).