Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Today Reminder - 25 January 2012 (The battle continues)

My prayer for you for today is that you will be strong against all temptation and that you will hear the warnings of the Holy Spirit and that you will see the way out. In Jesus Name.

1 Corinthians 10:12-14
If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall. The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you can endure. So, my dear friends, flee from the worship of idols.

The battle continues. The world has become one big pool of temptation. We see it everywhere, it is in magazines, on television, billboards, shopping malls, cell phones and windows. People even advertise on shirts and cars. Every day people are trying to find a way to sell things to you that you do not need, and then there are the need of things we can’t afford. We find good reasons and strong arguments for why we would need another pair of expensive shoes or jeans and finally when we have our expensive needs they become so important in our lives that our world starts to revolve around them. This is when material things begin to take God’s place in our lives and we start to worship ourselves and our possessions. We start to ignore the need of the poor and we focus on our ever increasing need to possess more. We lose the face of Jesus and we become the enemy. How hard is it for us to see that we have fallen into the trap as the enemy will continue to strengthen our arguments of why, how and when to keep us in his grip. The devil does not play nice, and your downfall is his main goal. He knows our weaknesses and he will continue to attack us with as many ways as possible. He does not want you to succeed but he wants you to become dependent on him and forget about God. He will lift you up and prepare you for the drop so that you will fall into his trap. He will show you the “good life” in a temporary and decaying world, to give a false sense of security so that you will not need God…

God is faithful and He will not let you be tempted above your ability to withstand it. When satan bombards you with temptations God will show you a way out. Paul says that you must flee from the worship of idols. We must not let anything take God’s place in our lives. Let the Holy Spirit help you and ask God to open your eyes and assist you when you are tempted so that you will glorify God in the end for each temptation destroyed. I will continue to trust the Lord every day to provide me with what I need and to help me own what He had in mind for me, to not overindulge but to take only what is needed and to let the need of other be part of my daily life. I pray that the Lord will strengthen us in our fight against temptation and that we will be victorious against a relentless enemy.

After the rain comes the sun, in every difficult time Jesus will shine. 

Have an awesome day great warrior.