Friday, November 4, 2011

When You Flee Temptations Don't Leave a Forwarding Address

ice cream...

Sally was trying desperately to save all the pennies she could for the doll carriage she wanted to buy.  She was turning in aluminum cans, offering to do extra chores...anything to make a few more cents a week.

One night as she was saying her bedtime prayers, her mother overheard Sally say in great earnest, "O Lord, please help me to save money for the doll carriage in Mr. Brown's store window.  It's so beautiful and I want it so much.  It's just right for my doll.  And I'd be sure to let my friends play with it too.

Pleased by her daughter's prayer, Sally's mother was startled to hear the final line of the prayer.  "And please God, don't let the ice cream man come down our street this week!"

Just as we are each unique in our talents, abilities, background, and experience, we are also unique in what tempts us.  What is tempting to one person, may not be at all tempting to another.

Although the enemy of our souls knows our weak points, we know our Strength.  As we stick close to Him, when temptation comes, we can draw on His strength to turn from it.

Now flee from youthful lusts, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
2 Timothy 2:22

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