Practical Living through Biblical Principles

Resisting Temptation

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by Yolanda K. Edwards

Mark 14:38 (NIV) – “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.””

We must be in constant communication with God through prayer and conversation. Yes, God does have conversations with His people. This is what will keep us from falling into temptation.  The flesh can’t fight against temptation on its own, the spirit helps the flesh fight the temptation, but only if the spirit is being consistently fed and built up through reading and studying God’s word, prayer, and spending quiet time in His presence.

Prayer starter…Lord, your word tells us that we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but with spiritual wickedness.  I realize that in order for me to fight against the enemy and to keep me from falling into any kind of temptation, I need to speak to you daily.  Allow your holy spirit to remind me that when I’m facing tough situations, to consult with you and when it’s a normal day, still to have a conversation with you.  Give me a desire to learn more about you…

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