Hello! It’s feels like it’s been forever since I have taken the time to write my thoughts down about my journey with God… This morning my excitement is too much to bear, so I must get it out of my system!
I studied James 1:12-15 this morning… This passage of scripture has always been an “OUCH” for me… but this morning it definitely had more punch!
I have been working on memorizing Psalm 103 for sometime now… so as I read verses 13-15 the Holy Spirit lined the two passages up for me…Look at this.
James 1:13-15 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full grown gives birth to death.
Psalm 103:2-5 Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits- who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Do you see it? If not, let me help you out… God satisfies our desires… see He put the original craving for Him and His ways, in us… He satisfies our desires with GOOD, lasting, youth renewing, life giving things!!! Satan… well, guess what? He satisfies them too. Yep, he sure does… but let me tell you from experience, he will satisfy them temporarily, with HORRID, destroying, death giving things! Think back in your life, where you have allowed your desires to drag you down a path that God was not on… what was the result? Mine? Death. Always death. Something dies… relationships, health, Fellowship with God, trust, worship, self image… the list could go on and on… and does unless we decide to apply Psalm 103! God forgives all of that! And according to 2 Cor 1:9… He raises the dead! What areas do we need the Resurrection power of Christ? We can choose life today! Praise the LORD, O my soul; All my inmost being, PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME!!