Saturday, November 9, 2013


Mark 14:38 " Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” . Our thoughts governs our actions .Temptation is linked directly to what we repeatedly think upon (Heb. 11:15). Temptation is positional and has to be entered into. It is avoided when we refusing to entertain thoughts that generate temptation (Prov. 23:7). We may not be able to completly stop thinking,but we can reject the negative thoughts in this world, by choosing to think on the positive truths of God. This is what we do when we pray .In prayer, we have our minds set upon God and therefore, are not receptive to thoughts that conceive temptation. Temptation or sin must be conceived (Jas. 1:14-15). In the physically , the easiest way to avoid an unwanted pregnancy is to avoid conception, so it is in the spiritual world.It is easier to avoid being tempted by being in constant communion with God, than it is to overcome temptation once it has been conceived.We are admonished as believers to reflect and meditate upon eight positive principles of thinking that will lead to a victorious Christian life (Phil. 4:8). These are things that are "true," that is: honorable, truthful and upright. Things that are "honest," that is: honorable, truthful, genuine, not characterized by deception or fraud. Things that are "just," that is: in accordance with what is right, or right conduct; any circumstance, fact or deed that is right. Things that are "pure," free from defilement or impurity.Things that are "lovely," pleasing, agreeable, inspiring love or affection. A "good report," that is: a saying or report that is positive and constructive rather than negative and destructive. "Virtue," which is moral excellence, righteousness and goodness. "Praise," or what is praiseworthy; expressing one's esteem of a person and his virtues. We need to focus on the good in every area of our lives.Celebrating every work of God's hand such as the air we breath will bring peace and keeps our hearts and minds following hard after the Lord. Receive grace to overcome every temptation against you and recover all that the enemy has stolen from you in Jesus name.

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