11.5.20 – Daily Dose of Worship. A study on the Holy Spirit. Part 117. Tempted?

DEVOTION: “Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life” (James 1:12). People do not know what they are getting when they are in a great place of temptation. Temptation endured brings the “crown of life.”

I wanted to just come back to this point really quick.

This idea of enduring temptation. We all fight temptation every day. Food, lust, addictions, the list goes on and on.

Let’s be honest, some days we fail and fail miserably. God forgives.

Some days we are successful in small ways. God still forgives for everything we are unsuccessful in…..and He still loves us.

But He never gives up on us and He doesn’t hold our failures over our heads. He forgives, plain and simple.

Today. Know that you’re forgiven. Know that even in the temptations God is walking with us. He is faithful.

So don’t get caught up in the failures. His mercies are new every morning. He forgives. He loves.

Embrace the small wins, endure the temptations and let God’s Spirit in you bring life and strength into the day.

Amen.

4 Comments

  1. Margaret K on November 5, 2020 at 6:05 am

    Amen! Thank God for His faithfulness, forgiveness and mercy. When we fail (and we do fail everyday), run to God, not from Him. He already knows about it and is ready and willing to forgive. He won’t hold it over your head or remind you of how many times you’ve failed in the same area before.
    We do that to ourselves. Sometimes the hardest person to forgive is ourselves.
    We want to give up and and just say, “I’ll never get over this”, “I can’t believe I did it again”, “I’m such a failure”.
    God doesn’t see us that way. He sees us through the shed Blood of Jesus. He sees us through love. He sees us through mercy. When we miss it, we need to remind ourselves that God forgive us and still loves us. We need to forgive ourselves. Then we need to let Him help us to break the habits, resist future temptations, and rest in His love and mercy.
    With God all things are possible. Jesus set us free. Let Him help you walk in that freedom – not the freedom to sin; but the freedom to resist the wrong and choose the right; to resist the temptations that face us every day.

  2. Jonathan B on November 5, 2020 at 8:05 am

    Lord may I listen for your guiding words and begin to shed the temptations and claim victories over the obstacles in my life. I will conquer them with you in my life. For this I am eternally grateful. You are my guiding voice. Thank you for all the times I wanted to quit and your whisper came thru loud and clear saying “Just one more step” or “You got this”. I rest in your comforting voice this and everyday. Amen

  3. NELA E on November 5, 2020 at 10:03 am

    Temptation has run rampant lately. Temptation to smear a candidate, temptation to post something on social media, temptation to drive over the speed limit (guilty!), temptation to over eat because we’re nervous, temptation to stay away from people, temptation to DO THE WRONG THINGS!!
    I pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance to steer away from all of that and stay the course!

  4. Sherri H on November 5, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    Thank you Jesus for your grace and mercy and specially your forgiveness-God you are my everything-I love you with all my being thank you Jesus for loving me for who I am

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