Tuesday, May 14, 2013
WE NEED A PLAN
We need to be able to recognize quickly when we are following idols rather than God. We need a plan to keep us from going down the wrong path. God can help us with the plan. He can provide His word for us to meditate on. He can allow us to have peace when we feel turmoil. He can give us godly friends who will help and support us. We are not alone and we are not the only ones being tempted to do wrong. However, when we are tempted, we need to have a plan. We can help each other.
Psalm 27:11 “Teach me how to live, O LORD. Lead me along the right path, for my enemies are waiting for me.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, we know there will be hard times. We know the devil is waiting to tempt us every day. Teach us how to live and show us how to plan for temptation. Help us to recognize our weaknesses and know what we need to do the next time we feel like turning to idols instead of You. We know only You can help us and we are asking for help today. Show us the way, Lord. Help us to help each other. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
When we plan ahead and know what we are going to do when we are tempted to do wrong, God will help us resist the temptation.
It is easy to get sidetracked in the world and turn to the things of the world. God wants us to have a plan when we get sidetracked that will bring us quickly back to Him.
Let’s list the things that take us away from serving and honoring God and ask Him to help us come up with a plan to resist future temptation.
We can have a solid plan to stay focused and on track for God. He can help us.
We can turn away from the idols of the world and turn to God knowing He will give us what we need to stay focused on Him.
James 4:7 “So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (NLT)