Just get rid of it!!

Jesus, Thank you for my wonderful children! Healthy, Good grades and good little people! Ask the Father to “deliver us.” Thank You for teaching me how to pray for my children. Help me guide them in paths of righteousness. Please give me wisdom and resolve to just remove the temptations that would distract my family from Your narrow path. In Your Name I pray, Amen.

“…lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”
Matthew 6:13 (NIV)

Application Steps:
Too many rules turn a home into a prision ward! Ask God to reveal to you the deal breakers: those activities that will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

Reflections:
Am I a wise parent who understands the battle for my child’s soul or have I refused to deal with the truth that my child is capable of falling into sin?

Am I proactive? Have I considered the paths my children might take and how I will respond to their misguided choices?

Power Verses:
James 1:14, “Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away.” (NLT)

Hebrews 4:15, “For our high priest [Jesus] is able to understand our weaknesses. He was tempted in every way that we are, but he did not sin.” (NCV)

Keeping this in mind, I accept that no matter how well I tried to parent, my children are inherently sinful. Jesus said, “There is no one good, no not one” (Mark 10:18). But my children are precious in Jesus’ sight and in mine too.

Just like that cute cocker spaniel, we face temptations to do what we’ve been taught not to. And we must learn to choose right from wrong. But if I can remove even one temptation that might cause me or my children to stumble, we’re one step closer to victory!!!!!

Hope this helps someone!

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About Defender of the Faith

A Direct Action Motivational and Missions Based Ministry serving God's people where so ever dispersed!! Rev. Gerald F. Poe Jr.

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