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1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

God never said we would not have temptations. In the literal sense of the Lords prayer it states in the King James "lead us not into temptation" but is that the fuller context of the statement? Certainly God temps no man (James 1:13) So why pray this if there is no temptation from God?

Well the translation needs to be examined.  New Living Translation Luke 11:4 "and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And don't let us yield to temptation." God is the protector of those who must endure temptation. In fact the Aramaic Bible in Plain English states 'And forgive us our sins even as we forgive all who are indebted to us, and do not lead us into temptation, but save us from The Evil One.'” It's important to know that God would never lead us from the divine purpose he has for our life.

Facing temptation is never easy. Perhaps you face something dramatic you are tempted by. Remember that he is there for us and leads us through it. He has so much for us and wants the very best for us including personal growth. Why is that you might ask? Because spiritual maturity reminds us of the goodness of God no matter the seasons of our lives. Can you think of when God helped you through something? Was there a promise in his word or a song that helped you weather the storm of that moment? We'd love to share this with you! And remember Jesus truly loves you!  

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Oh We of Little Faith

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In today's world it is easy to find things that shake our faith and storms that seem to rock us to our core. Death of loved ones, loss of jobs, broken relationships, and even loneliness can cause our eyes to shift to our circumstances. But if we remember that Christ has the power to calm the storm and even his child, then he will do just that for us.

Consider the disciples as they were on the ship, Jesus was on board and napping below. Suddenly, a storm started and the tides began to rise. The disciples became afraid and anxious, they tried everything they could think of and finally woke up the Savior Jesus. First he spoke to them basically announcing the their faith was so small and then simultaneously calmed the storm as he disclaimed "Peace be still". The storm ceased, the tides became clam and so did their anxiety and worries. They spoke among them selves "who is this one that even the winds and waves obey his will".

We shouldn't be amazed that Jesus can work in the midst of our storms. We should be amazed that we didn't trust him sooner.

Are you facing a storm? Do the odds seem to overwhelm you? We'd love to here from you!!! Is there something you'd like to discuss, leave us a comment...... 

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