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May 2019

Blessed Is The Man Who Endures

Blessed is the man who endures temptation – James 1:12 NKJV

Last month I wrote about letting go of worthless things. But the truth is it is easier to say than to do or stay consistent with. Our spirit always wants to do right, but our flesh can really put up a fight when it wants to. Sometimes you’re good for a few days and then the next day the urge to sin is almost unbearable.

This is why we have to be vigilant. Whenever thoughts to give into temptation begin to arise, remember that blessed is the man who endures temptation. To endure means to last and persist. In order to endure temptation we have to feed our spirit more than our flesh. We have to stay connected to God through prayer and His written word. Ephesians 6: 17 says the word of God is the sword of the Spirit. So let’s pick up our swords and persist past our temptations.

If It Wasn’t For Your Word

One night my soul was distressed
I was crying on the floor
Feeling so low I couldn’t form many words
All my soul could do was moan
But in the mist of my pain I found Your word comforting me
Scriptures of Your truth kept coming back to me
I know the verse that says I would have lost heart,
Unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living
But honestly I would have lost heart if it wasn’t for Your word within me
The constant replaying of Your word wouldn’t let me believe a lie
It is the sword of the Spirit that helps me fight the battles inside
Sure I’ve had bad thoughts, but they never seem to stick around long
In times of trouble and sorrow I remember that the Lord is my strength and my song
So I’m thankful for Your word that is always there for me
It is a constant reminder of God’s love for me
It is my treasure
It is my delight
God Your Word Is The Center Of My Life

Check out the poem before this