Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Victim vs. Victor

I am completely using my title from listening to a sermon on the radio this morning by Pastor Greg Laurie. He talked about our choices every day when facing temptations to either be the "victim" or "victor". He used 1 Corinth 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." He went on to say that God promises in every temptation to give us a way out. And if we are honest with ourselves, when we look back at those moments, we can see there was a way out. For example, this past weekend, I could have chose to call Claudia. I could have prayed. I actually had to make a choice to go to the fast food restaurant to get food and the grocery store to get junk food. I could have stayed home and ate the right foods. It was actually physically easier to make the right choices, but mentally and spiritually easier to sin. To refuse God's help.
Then, this past morning, God revealed another promise in His Word. Psalm 37:23-24 The steps of a man are established by the Lord , when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.

Praise you Jesus!



TreasuringChrist said...

Hey Natasha,

Thanks so much for sharing that. God is so good to provide a way out for us...if only we are willing to take that way.


TreasuringChrist said...

I think that should be our next memeory verse. What say you?? Haha.