What decisions do you make in your everyday life that don’t look like Jesus? Twists & Turns are difficult to navigate, but we never have to navigate them alone!

How do you deal with the deep temptations that face us all?

Remember Satan/Lucifer means “light bearer.”  And evil is never far away from shining light on things that will cause us to take the wrong twist or turn on our path. Hiding our temptations and pretending they do not exist is not the answer.

We have a powerful example of Jesus being tempted and showing us how to withstand temptation. Each time he was confronted, he went within himself, relying on the power of God learned and expressed through the Hebrew Scriptures.

Click here if you’d like to read the passage from Matthew we read in worship yesterday that gives us insight into Jesus’ temptations.

What do you have within that will help you withstand temptation? 

“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it”(1 Corinthians 10:13).

God always provides us with an escape plan.

We have to be willing to look for it, find it AND use it.

What if one step in overcoming our temptations is committing the verse above to memory?

Nothing is bigger than our ability to overcome it or withstand it if we are grounded and rely on God.