A Word in Season Day 4
Monday, October 4, 2010 Victorious Christian Living
Overcoming the Pressures of Life
James 1:12-15 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
Each day we are challenged relative to our faith in God, love for people, our stand on convictions, and the integrity of our heart. Festivities, emotional extremes, physical changes (especially hormonal), financial hardships, health challenges, deferred hope, etc. pressure us to compromise.
Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
How Do We Overcome the Pressure to Compromise?
1. Trust God Ps 91:2
2. Keep Walking By Faith 2 Cor 5:7
3. Don't Draw Back Heb 10:38
4. Get Out of Compromising Situations 2 Cor 6:17
5. Set Your Standard before Pressure Comes Dan 6:10
6. Don't Count Your Life Dear Unto Your Self Rev 12:11
7. Pray Without Ceasing 1 Thess 5:17
Prayer Focus: Father I ask you to keep me in all my ways. I trust you for the keeping of my soul.
Verse of the Day: Jude 24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy
Living the Word Today: Purpose not to compromise. Resist the temptation.
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