Lord, I am so thankful You pulled me out of the pit of abusive relationships and deceit. I spent years lying to myself and to others, trying to be what those around me wanted so that I would be liked. You forced me to take a hard look at how I got there, and I didn’t like what I saw in the mirror. With the help of your Holy Spirit’s teaching and healing, I am that new creation. I can be solid in who I am because of who You are. I can be transparent about my past, because it is my testimony of what You have done for me. I put away falsehood in the process of renewing. Keep me within the circle of your truth. Keep me far from the precipice of relapse. I depend on your strength and direction. I love being on this side of the cavern. I am drinking of the water of life that flows freely. Thank you, Jesus. I pray in your name and authority, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“But that is not the way you learned Christ!— assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.” (Ephesians 4: 20-25 ESV)