Posts Tagged ‘Temptation’

Today was good. Actually, it was great because I’m alive, I have a job, I have a roof over my head, a bed to sleep in, food to eat, clothes to wear, family that loves me and cares and friends that do the same.

God truly is good. That’s why we should thank Him daily for what He has provided and done for us in our lives.

My friend and fellow blogger started a post yesterday saying what she is thankful for and today I started one as well. My hope is that someone out there will read one of my posts and be changed or moved to change.

My new blog series is called “Today, I Say Thanks For…” and here’s the first one: Today, I Say Thanks For… #1

Back to today. This morning I was face with temptation and the first thing I did was to run to my bible because I can find all the answers in there and I found a scripture. And it did help.

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted: But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away. For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. (James 1:2-18 KJV)

After it all, I prayed and I went about my way. God is such a great and wonderful God. I keep saying it, but that’s only because it’s true.