God we thank you for this day, we thank you for keeping us safe, we are grateful that you have allowed us another day here on earth. Lord we ask you for traveling grace and that you send your angels to watch over us as we go about our day. Continue to protect the youth wherever they are, rather it's work, school, home or traveling with family. Help them to remember that they are children of the Most High God.
We repent for all of our sins, known and unknown. We forgive anyone who has ever hurt us, disappointed us, abandoned us, and rejected us. In Jesus name we pray. Amen
Today I declare that I am exercising my authority over the enemy.
“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
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Death, Taxes, and Temptation
Bible Reading: James 4:7-10
Humble yourselves before God. Resist the Devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7)
THE ONLY CHRISTIANS who don’t face temptation are the ones parked in heaven. The rest of us face temptation-sometimes subtle, sometimes slamming us in the face-every single day of our lives. The fact that you’ve become a Christian won’t make Satan decide the game is over with you and stop picking at you. In fact, a person’s problems with temptation never really begin until he or she starts to respond to God’s Holy Spirit.
That’s cheery news, isn’t it? Actually, though, knowing Jesus gives you great power to handle temptation. You don’t have to get slapped around. When you face temptation, here’s how you fight back:
PRAY: Father, thank you for your presence and the strength you give me to resist temptation. Help me not to give the devil a way to defeat me. Turn my mind to prayer at the first sign of temptation.
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