Thursday, April 7, 2011

Prone to Wander...But Let's Don't

"Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.  The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."  Matthew 26:41 (NIV)

What tempts you? 

You don't really have to tell me.  Just think about it.  Do you find that you want to make the right choices but sometimes you find yourself in a weak spot?

You are not alone.

And it's no surprise to God.

His Word tells us that "No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind.  And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.  But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it."  1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)

In the great hymn, Come, Thou Fount, the writer pens the words, "O to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be!  Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to Thee.  Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love; here’s my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for Thy courts above."

Yes, we must "watch and pray"...for Him to seal our provide a way out when we're tempted.  And realize the depth of the grace poured out on us daily.

And, speaking of grace, you've got to listen to this.

Lord, we stand amazed at the grace that You bestow on us with each new day.  Thank You for Your sacrifice on our behalf.  Help us as we walk on from here.  "Lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil."  Protect us, we pray.

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