Friday, October 8, 2010

Overcoming temptation-----Gen 3:1-6; Matt 26:40-41

Hello everyone,
Today I'm in beautiful Flatrock, N.C. and instead of waking up to busyness, Deborah and I woke up to lookin out across a huge valley on to the next mountain from our good friends living room!  So this may be the only devotional I get out until next week!  Prayer is the key to maintaining connection with our Creator!  Temptation comes in many different disguises.  In Genesis 3:1-6, temptation happens for the first time in recorded history which leads to sin being born.  Satan deceived Eve into eating what God had said was forbidden which lead Adam into doing the same.  How could Eve have resisted temptation?  By following the same guidelines we can follow.
       First, we must realize that temptation itself is not sin!  We have not sinned until we give into the temptation.  To resist temptation, we must:
       (1) Pray for strength to resist
       (2) Run, sometimes literally.
       (3) Say no when confronted with what we know is wrong.
In James 1:12, James reminds us that God Blesses the people who patiently endure testing.  Afterward they will receive the 'crown of life' that God has promised to those who love Him. 
Have a Blessed day and know that you are loved!!!
Your brother in Christ,

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