Friday, March 27, 2015

Escape Route ~ Lent 2015

God’s Faithfulness ~ Our Everlasting Hope!
LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You and praise Your name, for in perfect faithfulness
You have done wonderful things, things planned long ago. Isaiah 25:1 NIV

During this season of reflection and renewal, join me in exploring God’s Faithfulness. Do you find strength for every circumstance in God’s Faithfulness? God IS Faithful!  God’s Faithfulness is our everlasting Hope! ~ Donna Oswalt

The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.           

Experiencing temptations normal to all people, Paul’s letter to the Corinthians examines the Israelites from the Old Testament and their consequences of misusing freedom. Forty years in the wilderness becomes the lesson for them and us. Overconfidence or complacency can easily lead to disobedience. All sin screams temptation, entices us toward its darkness. Satan, The Tempter, lures us using our own desires This Scripture affirms that sin is common to all people, irresistible and inviting; but God’s faithfulness always shows us an escape route.

God, impervious to evil, stands between us and Satan, offering His power and grace as our victory over temptation. Scripture validates that all things are permissible, but not all things are profitable. When faced with temptation, seek God’s help to stop, to overcome, to begin again. Be alert because Satan always lies in wait for another opportunity to seduce. 

Jehovah-Nissi, You give me victory over the weakness of my flesh, my constant temptations to sin. You stand in the gap, fight the battles against darkness and evil. You create boundaries for my safety and borders of protection. When I find myself enticed by Satan, ignite my soul to sing ‘great is Your faithfulness’. Destroy my arrogance and my apathy as I fall to my knees and worship a Holy God! –dho

Focus Point: Sin is common to all people, irresistible and inviting; but God’s faithfulness always shows us an escape route.

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