Father, clear my sleepy head and fill my mind with expectation
Awake my slow body and energize my heart with love in action.
Ignite my spirit and set this day on fire with promise.
Make the ordinary extraordinary.
Engage me, show me Your kingdom alive.
Help me to see that every waking moment
Is full of promise because of You.
Today, I will overcome temptations.
When He arrived at the place, He said to them, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation.
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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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