Temptation is the only thing I can see in the Bible where we are instructed to run from it. Against giants, we run toward and face, when lied against, we stand on truth from the Bible, with injustice we stand oue ground, when hit we turn the other cheek but still stand. I heard a great teacher of the Bible David Jeremiah say this and it is true. Joseph ran from his boss’ wife’s sexual advances. Sexual temptation us everywhere we allow our natural sex drive to inflate and wander. It has gone from seething and hiding under every rock and dark place to openly flaunted on the internet and in wide open spaces. Kids can wander into it if safeguards are not in place. It can sneak in around even those if we are neglectful. To avoid it, we must decide to run from it. Put the safeguards on everyone’s tech and not just the kids’. If it keeps happening, throw the tech out. Better to be without tech than for tech to rule you and drag you to hell. Get deeper into God’s Word and prayer and He gives strength to run from it. It is a natural impulse Satan uses to imprison people and destroy lives. Just simply run from it and draw near to God. It is just that simple. You have to want to do good more than bad. Choose it and pray and get help and support if you need but keep running from it. Want good more than evil. God will reward and bless your efforts in doing the right thing.❤
God blessed us with a rain day, a day off of PE. I am happy because my sinuses around my eyes are going nuts right now and I needed some time alone with God to just breathe. I had to reset. My mind has played some reruns and wrong channels lately and it was really getting me weighed down and feeling far from my Savior. So He gave me this morning off to get my heart into contrite mode and give everything to Him, confess and just repent. I told a friend about it. And God forgave me (as evidenced by the feeling of a smile and burden lifted) and we are back. And God is so precious and so good and loves us so much. I feel Him close and am so thankful and want to give Him glory for His love and grace and just compassion on us. He may be the only one in the world that loves me and that would be enough, all I ever need. He loves that well. 😄❤❤❤
Little bird in the tree, are you looking at me?
Or are you finding a path to fly by?
Should you take off in flight or jump from branch high
And come to the ground for some feed?
Little bird, way up high in the branch, wonder why
There is never a worm in the air?
You have to fly down to the dangerous ground
To eat that plump worm that is there.
Little bird, it is tempting to swoop down to eat some worm soup
But trouble is there from the cat on the stair. And it is smarter to be thin and up there.❤
Temptation is like a bear. It comes and goes as it wills, generally driven by hunger or sometimes curiosity or fear. Bears come into your house and you can’t politely say no. Well, you could but it would not move. You have three choices: 1. Let it have whatever it wants, 2. Run and way (or try to after distracting it) or 3. Yell and make lots of noise with great authority until it decides you are not giving in and it is not worth the effort. Then if temptation/the bear leaves, it will always come back to test and see if it is safe to satisfy it’s hunger now. Some people keep chasing it away one day and feed it the next. This is double minded. Some people just let it take whatever it wants. These people are weak minded, gluttonous (for whatever the temptation is) or lazy. Some people try to throw some food at it and run away. These people are confused and want to feel like they did good but deceive themselves. Some people chase the bear off each time loudly with the authority of God and these are victors. That bear eventually stops coming back. Of course a different bear will try to come but the process can be repeated. Be a victor. To be one, know the bear is there, what the bear looks like and that you have the authority to yell (out loud) it away in Jesus’ name. Be victorious. Do not let bears rule your life. They always take and never give back. You are stronger than any bear/temptation with the power of Jesus Christ/God. His power is accessible to you when you ask. Bye bye bear!!! God and you got this!!