Wednesday, October 21, 2009

How to handle temptation

When it comes to temptation, remember these seven things:

(1)God is Faithful and we never become so spiritual that we're immune.
1Corinthians 10:13-"No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it"

(2)Keep Watch!
Because you haven't blown it yet, doesn't mean you can't. Satan is a master of timing, and he's in no hurry.
Mark 14:38- Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

(3)God’s Bread is all we need to live!
Your flesh is powerful; once indulged it will always want more. Feed Your Spirit More!

(4)Understand that we are responsible.
Sin is a choice. When you choose to abuse God's grace you pay the price, either now or later.
Galatians 6:7- "Do not be deceived...whatever a man sows, that he will also reap"

(5)We're not helpless pawns.
We can’t change what happened yesterday, but your choice, empowered by God's grace, will determine what happens today and tomorrow.
2 Peter 1:3

(6)If you've sinned, there's hope. God will forgive you and use you again.
Jesus told Peter, "I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren" (Luke 22:32 NKJV).
Romans 7:1-6

(7)Stay close to God.
James 4:7- "Submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you."

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