When Temptation Comes…

Worship With Testimony

Recently, I was facing a common temptation that has typically won in my life. When this temptation rears its head, I’m usually not strong enough to resist. I felt weak, but at the same time I didn’t want to give in. I was sitting alone and God simply said in my spirit, “Say out loud what is going on.” I felt silly; I felt like I was a kid running to my parents telling them that someone was picking on me, but that is exactly what God wanted me to do and say. I simply said, “Lord, the enemy is trying to get me to do (insert temptation here), but I don’t want to do it. Please help me.” In that every instant, the Holy Spirit lead me to find some worship music on my phone. I started playing it and the atmosphere began to change. It felt so good not to give in. Prayer doesn’t have to be formal or eloquent, it just has to be effective.

Worship With Scripture

James 5:16

King James Version

16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Ephesians 6:10-18

GOD’S WORD Translation

Put On All the Armor That God Supplies

10 Finally, receive your power from the Lord and from his mighty strength. 11 Put on all the armor that God supplies. In this way you can take a stand against the devil’s strategies. 12 This is not a wrestling match against a human opponent. We are wrestling with rulers, authorities, the powers who govern this world of darkness, and spiritual forces that control evil in the heavenly world. 13 For this reason, take up all the armor that God supplies. Then you will be able to take a stand during these evil days.[a] Once you have overcome all obstacles, you will be able to stand your ground.

14 So then, take your stand! Fasten truth around your waist like a belt. Put on God’s approval as your breastplate. 15 Put on your shoes so that you are ready to spread the Good News that gives peace. 16 In addition to all these, take the Christian faith as your shield. With it you can put out all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Also take salvation as your helmet and God’s word as the sword that the Spirit supplies.

18 Pray in the Spirit [b] in every situation. Use every kind of prayer and request there is. For the same reason be alert. Use every kind of effort and make every kind of request for all of God’s people.

Worship With Music

Worship With Prayer

Father God,

Thank you for hearing our prayers and for providing a way of escape, when we cry out to you. Thank you for reminding us that you, Lord, are always with us. All we have to do is cry out to you. Continue to mature us in our faith and in our spirit. We welcome you into the driver’s seat. We lift these prayers to you in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer.

Rev. Marcia Davis

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