Why is it that the “difficult things” come after some of the most beautiful things?

Ever had that feeling that life is clipping along, all is well, work, family, relationships, finances . . . everything is as you hope it will be. Then, BAM! Out of the blue something comes at you, “coming in hard,” and it either knocks the breath out of you or knocks you off your feet!

You find yourself in those moments – searching – for footing, for clarity, for wisdom, for the best steps forward.

Often those moments of clarity and hope do not happen immediately when we need them to. We find ourselves in the wilderness.

That’s what we are going to explore this Sunday in the message as we continue to “revamp our bios.”

We are going to look at the testing and temptations of Jesus.

Before we look at the actual testings and temptations, let’s first pause and acknowledge WHEN they came in his journey.

Because we can assure ourselves . . . if they happened to him in this manner, they most certainly can and will happen to us.

Matthew 3:16-17, 4:1 

The moment Jesus came up out of the baptismal waters, the skies opened up and he saw God’s Spirit—it looked like a dove—descending and landing on him. And along with the Spirit, a voice: “This is my Son, chosen and marked by my love, delight of my life.” NEXT he was taken by the spirit into the wilderness for testing . . .”

But we can be prepared for the testing and the tempting. We also, regardless of how difficult the path may be, can and will be able to withstand all temptation.

It’s a God thing.

Will you join me today thinking about times that we are tempted/tested, especially when it comes after amazing, beautiful things?


Click below to watch the message relating to this “Musing Meditation.”

“Bio Revamp”

Time to Look In the Mirror/Finding Out Who You Really Are

When we understand what Christ does for us and will do, we can learn to rest, let our guard down, let go of the things that bring us stress and pain, and live in the goodness of God.

Why are we so resistant to rest?

It’s important to recognize this so that we can change it.

Watch this message. Explore how we live lives of rest!

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