Though temptation can be difficult to escape, there is always a way out. When we turn to God He will give us a way to break free from the clutches of Satan . We may think that sin has power over us, at times, but that is only true if God isn’t in our hearts. You may have heard someone say, “I am tempted by God”. This is not true, “for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.” Each person “is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed”. If our minds are filled with worldly music than our thoughts will be likewise. Filling our minds with TV shows and movies that have bad language and sex will only lead us to live in a similar fashion. God is holy and He cannot dwell in unholy temples. Our bodies are temples of God and He expects His followers to treat them with respect and live by His commandments. When we blatantly sin we are separated from God, even to death. We have a choice to either be filled with the love of God or be filled with the lusts of the flesh. Only those that live for God will be saved. You must choose what side you are on. If there are holes in your life come to God with it. Repent and ask Him for forgiveness. Let Him break the chains that have you bound. Have a prayer in your heart and God will help you overcome all things.
My life changed forever when I gave my life to Jesus. His love has drawn me to do good for myself and others. I now long to be in the Lord’s presence for His joy fulfills my every need. Jesus abides in my heart when I listen to Christian Music. When I praise the Lord my soul radiates with love for Him. Though I am not perfect my desires are to be holy in the Lord. In times of temptation, I think about my relationship with God. I love the Lord by my side and know that sin could separate that bond. For this I tell Him, You are most precious to my soul. Nothing on earth can grant me more happiness than You. It is my greatest desire to live with my Lord and Savior in heaven. God promises this to all His faithful, “Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.” Thank You God for giving me a way to escape sin. There is no chains You cannot cut lose. You’ve given me an improved outlook on life. Thank You for caring so deeply for me and my family. I no longer want to be separated from Your love. Be near me all my days that when Satan tempts me You can be my shield. I trust in You Lord. You make me strong when I feel weak. I love You. I praise Your Holy Name.
James 1:12-15 (NKJV)
12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.
14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.
15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.