Power to Live for God

by Glen Jackman | Posted May 7th at 1:09pm

As long as we live we will face temptations. When we don’t allow the Lord to lead us by His Spirit we must acknowledge our mistake when we become aware that we have sinned. From time to time, we may sense the a warning from God’s Spirit. If not heeded, we may next sense guilt and perhaps the shame of slipping back into our old way of living. The apostle Paul noted: For when you were tricked into complacent sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. Romans 6: 20-21

Obedience to God may seem difficult, but let’s look at how God will help you overcome the devil by looking at a few scriptures:

Jesus is our example. When facing troubles, he would rise early and go to a quiet place and pray for strength. Follow his example — remove yourself from the temptation and immediately ask God for help. Don’t dialogue with Satan. He has strategies of attack to trick and lie and destroy the smartest people on earth. Don’t forget that you have the power of the Holy Spirit within you to prompt you to obey in times of temptation. Paul had advice for this experience of overcoming: