2004-07-14 - Temptation
They tell me Jesus died for my transgressions
Matt 26:41 "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak." (Jesus)
Temptations come in all forms and from all directions. Do you fall prey, as I do, to today's fast paced life style and let your guard down? It is so easy to get caught up in the day to day pace and not slow down and think of our Savior and think of how He wants us to live. It is a constant battle for us. I love what Jesus told the disciples in the garden "Watch and pray", so simple, but so hard when we get caught up in ourselves. Just watch for temptation, (be Christ Centered; not Self-Centered) and pray against it. Isn't 1Cor 10:13 reassuring? What a wonderful verse to memorize. When temptation comes my way I try to slow down, pray and remember these verses to resist the temptation. We don't always resist, but we keep growing and getting stronger. It sure is reassuring to know that we worship a loving and forgiving God, but I do wonder, Lord am I still causing you pain? I just can't bear the thought of hurting Him again and again. How about you?
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