Empowerment – When Temptation Comes a Knocking Why Not Let Honor Slam the Door Shut?
Spiritual Warfare – What Do You Do When You Are Tempted?
source with God.
In life, temptations are going to come to all of us and…
try to zap our power and take us down.
Why give into these attacks?
Empower yourself to overcome…
by tapping into the power source of God.
What Do You Do When You Are Tempted?
When temptation comes a knocking it is time to look to God. Remind yourself that He is always with you. Look at the temptation that is knocking on the door and then look to God. It is not easy when the attacks come, but it is possible to overcome if you stay plugged into God.
Keep in mind, that we always have the choice to honor God in any situation, or we can choose to dishonor Him; and at the same time disrespect ourselves.
Do You Dwell On Dishonorable Thoughts?
Do not be fooled into believing it is okay to dwell on thoughts that, if acted on, would dishonor God. Put a stop to those dark, negative thoughts right away, before they open the door to trouble. Let honor to God slam the door shut when temptation comes a knocking.
Before the knock ever comes, make a sound decision not to dishonor God and not to disrespect yourself. Never lose sight of Him. Thank God for His mercy and grace when we fall short and need it, but purpose to set your standards higher.
Why Lie to Yourself?
Do not be deceived into thinking you can get away with sin without disrespecting yourself. That is a lie. Why would you want to lie to yourself? Don’t you have enough people lying to you right now? Let’s face it, sin always catches up to us.
So when the temptations come, don’t lie to yourself and think you will get away with acting on them. Instead, challenge yourself with questions. Will God be honored and glorified in me if I do this? What message do I give others if I do this?
Living a Higher Life of Honor
Temptations will come, but you don’t have to open the door. You can choose to live a higher life of honor and show others how to do the same. If you are struggling and already opened the door to temptation, then turn to God. Choose to honor God and He will empower you to slam that door shut.
“God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it.”
– 1 Corinthians 10:13
God knows what we are cable of. When we walk in honor, love, peace, and prosperity, we send a valuable message to others. It brings glory and honor to God when His children live right, claim victory over evil, and use their God-given blessings to bless others.
The truth is: What God has for our future is so much better than anything the enemy may be tempting us with. We can overcome temptation when it comes a knocking and choose to live in God’s best for our lives by honoring Him.
May you live empowered, always honoring the King of kings, and enjoying a life of growing prosperity!
God bless you,
Forgiven by Sanctus Real – Live on K-Love Christian Radio
“Forgiven” by Sanctus Real
from the album “Pieces of a Real Heart”
Featured live on K-Love Radio Station
“Well the past is playing with my head
And failure knocks me down again
I’m reminded of the wrong
That I have said and done
And that devil just won’t let me forget
In this life
I know what I’ve been
But here in your arms
I know what I am
And I don’t have to carry
The weight of who I’ve been
Cause I’m forgiven
My mistakes are running through my mind
And I’ll relive my days, in the middle of the night
When I wrestle with my pain, struggle with my pride
Sometimes I feel alone, and I cry
When I don’t think and I don’t feel like I belong anywhere
When I don’t measure up to much in this life
Oh, I’m a treasure in the arms of Christ ‘cause…”
We serve a loving and merciful God!
“Who is a God like you, that pardons iniquity,
and passes by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage?
He does not retain his anger forever, because He delights in mercy.
He will turn again, He will have compassion upon us;
He will subdue our iniquities; and will cast all their sins into
the depths of the sea.”
— Micah 7:18-20
Enjoy this song and have a wonderful day!
God bless you –
Casting Crowns – East To West (Live) Christian Music Video
“East To West” (Live) by Casting Crowns
“… I know You’ve cast my sin as far as the east is from the west
and I stand before You now as though I’ve never sinned –
But today I feel like I’m just one mistake away
from You leaving me this way –
Jesus, can You show me just how far the east is from the west?
‘Cause I can’t bear to see the man I’ve been
rising up in me again –
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
You know just how far the east is from the west
from one scarred hand to the other…
“As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.”
— Psalm 103:12
Enjoy this music video and praise God for His mercy!
God bless you always,
P.S. This song and more by Casting Crowns can be found on amazon.
Future Hope – Top 10 Inspiring Reasons to Believe Your Future Is Bright!
A Future Filled with Hope and Success
but it can sometimes seem hard to come by.
It is often said we have our whole life ahead of us.
Yet, many people go through difficult seasons in life and question what there is to look forward to.
No matter where you are, hope for the future is available for you to grab onto.
10 Inspiring Reasons to Believe Your Future is Bright:
1. Mistakes in Life Do Not Have the Final Say
If you make mistakes, you can start over. Mistakes are a part of the growing process and learning curve of life. As we start putting our mistakes in the past, our future begins to look bright.
2. You are a Work in Progress
God has promised to keep on working in you and with you. Growing and developing takes time and we should expect continued personal growth in our future.
3. Never Too Young or Old
You are never too young or old to fill your days with meaning and purpose. Consider Moses: He was 80 years old when God called him to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt!
4. Every Day is a New Day
Each day is new and fresh. You can make the most of each one. If we’ve fallen short today, we can look forward to a new day tomorrow. Thank God that His grace and mercy is new every day. (Lamentations 3:21-23)
5. You are Never Alone
God said He would never leave you or abandon you. (Hebrews 13:5) People may leave us, but God will not. The future is bright knowing God is in it.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit.” — Romans 15:13
6. God Loves You
God loves you unconditionally! God loves you just the way you are. But like the saying goes, He also loves you too much to leave you the way you are.
7. You Have a Purpose in Life
God created you with a purpose and you can discover it. We have all been given unique gifts and talents that help us fulfill our purpose. Discovering our purpose and living it makes the future bright not only for us, but also those around us.
8. God Shall Supply All Your Needs
God will take care of your needs as you seek and obey His Word. (Philippians 4:19) “The Lord is my portion, says my soul: therefore will I hope in Him.” – Lamentations 3:24
9. Mansions in Heaven
God has created a wondrous place in heaven for His children. We have hope that after our life on earth we graduate to eternal life in heaven. “In My Father’s house are many mansions… I go to prepare a place for you.” – John 14:2
10. Guidance from the Most High God
If we trust, rely on, and acknowledge God, He will direct our life. The God that created the universe is available to help guide our life. “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” – Proverbs 3:6
Hope for the future may have faded for you. You may feel like you are in a prison and have no future. But no matter where you are, God has promised to bless you with a future filled with hope and success, not suffering. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Do yourself a favor: Have hope and believe your future is bright. Let the truth of God’s love set you free. God is a miracle-working God. He does not punish us all our life for our mistakes. He wants us to look forward and not backward. Put your hope and trust in God and allow Him to be an active part of your life.
May your hope be strong, your future bright, and your life full of growing prosperity!
Be blessed to be a blessing –
P.S. Feel free to share your thoughts… and thanks to Billy Alexander for this fun image – you can view more of his creative images here.
Hope in God for Prosperity, Psalm 33
“Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear Him,
Upon them that hope in His mercy:
To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
Our soul waiteth for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.
For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name.
Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.” Psalm 33:18-22
Want the eye of the Lord on you? Then put your hope in His mercy. Our help in time of need and our provision to prosper in all areas of life comes from God!
This video is less than a minute but worth the watch to soak in a word of hope…
God bless you –