1. All of us have a tendency to over do, over indulge and try to do it ourselves like children, like Peter, we can get temperamental. I’ve had to learn so much about His rest, and let Him lead me. I tried but will power just didn’t cut it. I was putting way too much pressure on myself, especially around the holidays, I can’t be everything to everyone or their expectation anyway.

  2. Rachel,
    I had to chuckle because, I too, bought Halloween candy that I liked…big mistake. I told myself I was not going to open the bags before Halloween eve because I knew what would happen if I even cracked the bag open. Temptation is like that…we think we can have just a little bit and still resist, when in reality we need to pray for the strength to stay away completely. Oh how the enemy wants to entice us to just take a little taste, a little peek, a little drink…great reminder to go on my knees when temptation comes knocking!

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      Phew, I’m glad I’m not the only one with the Halloween candy. In the end, I had to throw the leftovers away. But, seriously I’m so glad we can call on God, our Savior, and the Holy Spirit to help us when we can’t resist.

  3. Far too often I take on the battle against temptation by myself. Your words have encouraged me to make prayer my default when I’m facing a struggle — like leftover Halloween candy. Ugh.

  4. I am quite addicted to chocolate, not only for its flavor but for its comfort. I often reach for it when I feel stressed. But I am learning to go to God first for comfort, and simply enjoy chocolate for its own sake.

  5. “Come into God’s throne room, straight up to the throne of God and into the presence of Jesus and get the help you need.” Amen, Rachel. Earlier this year I went thru the Beth Moore study “Why Godly people do ungodly things…” and God continues to remind me of that none of us are immune to temptation. Always enjoy your thoughts and teaching. Visiting today from #GraceandTruth.

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      Thanks, Karlene. Sometimes, I think temptation comes most when we have great things to do for God.

  6. Prayer is one of the most, if not the most, precious gifts; it is always such an honor to talk to my Heavenly Father

  7. This is such an important truth for Christians to learn. Temptations abound in this world, and our flesh is at times so strong. The more we can remember our Father’s presence with us and His power for us, the stronger we can be in our fight. Thank you for sharing with us at Grace & Truth!

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      His presence with us, His power in us is something we can certainly reply on in the fight. Thanks, Jennifer.

  8. It IS a battle between flesh and spirit, Rachel and our only weapon is Jesus our deliverer! Love this reminder and yes, I too buy the candy I like. But I just gave the rest of it away to lose the temptation!

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      Removing the temptation – half the battle I think. Thank goodness we have to Jesus to overcome the battle with us.

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