Don’t Be Tempted
March 02, 2023
“And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.” Mark‬ ‭1‬:‭13‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
We have all allowed temptation to creep into our lives at one time, it doesn’t have to be something so major, but it can be that extra piece of cake that tempts you to go ahead and have it. In this time of fasting and praying, there is going to be an array of things and people who will try to tempt you into breaking or stopping your fast, but you have to resist and stay the course because you know that God has great things in store for you. Jesus was in the wilderness for forty days, and Satan tried all he could to tempt Jesus, but Jesus would not bow to the temptation, so we would all have an opportunity to resist the temptation of the enemy and be saved. God will send His angels to minister to you in this season, trust Him through it all. I encourage you today to be determined to finish the course The Lord has you on. There are going to be temptations along the way, but do not allow those temptations to steal your focus, but keep moving towards the blessings that The Lord has for you. No matter ow difficult it is I am not going to lose my focus on the goal and the blessings that The Lord has for my life. Since I will not allow temptation to win, I know for sure, “It’s My Year To Get My Thing From My God!”
Lord thank you for always being with me, and for always giving me a way of escape in the midst of the temptation. Lord allow all my focus to be on you and the things that you have for me. I love you Lord. In Jesus Name Amen.
Be Inspired, Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY