By Wendy Pope
"Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while
of the plain and pitched his tents near
Genesis 13:2 (NIV)
As I read the story of Abram and his nephew,
Many times the draw of sin is so alluring that I decide to camp right outside its boundaries. I justify staying close to the sin because I can have advantages that I might not have otherwise. I want to watch or flirt with temptation, never intending to partake or participate. Then slowly, I move closer and closer until the temptation is too much. And when my faith is too weak, I give in.
I recently met a woman who was under conviction because of a life spent in sin in her very own
Ladies, we cannot be friends with sin. We cannot flirt with sin. We must move away from it. God has equipped you with all that you need to make the move. Later in Genesis, Abram pleaded with God to spare
Dear Lord, through the power of this prayer, You can help my friend move out of sin. Your designed her life for a prosperous future full of hope, not for sin. Won't You help her today? Enable her – and me – to say “yes” to Your prompting and move away from sin, into Your arms of saving grace. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear from God by Priscilla Shirer
Out of the Mouths of Babes by Wendy Pope
Be alone with God. Sit quietly or perhaps with soft music. Allow Him to gently point out to you the areas from which you need to move. Make the decision - trust Him to help you.
What is my present state of sin?
What makes it so alluring?
What is God telling me to do?
Mark , " Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak." (NIV)
1 Corinthians 10:13,"No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. 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 stand up under it.” (NIV)
2 Timothy 1:7, "For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline." (NIV)
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