Lord God, our strength, the battle of good and evil rages within and around us, and our ancient foe tempts us with his deceits and empty promises. Keep us steadfast in your Word and, when we fall, raise us again and restore us through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Yes to GRACE…
I love seeing God in everything… it is truly AWESOME!!! I cannot wait to run in those woods tomorrow… EARLY… I have got to study for my licensing exam after I work out at the GYM… EVER HEAR THE FOO FIGHTER’s SONG “WALK”? lol… I am not walking in those woods… I AM RUNNING.
(I learned that Martin Luther translated the Bible into German)
MY PHONE WILL HAVE A DAMN SIGNAL… smh… Technology…
Enough of my craziness… I want to share with you the Holy Gospel written in Matthew… IT READS…
Satan Tempts Jesus
4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. 3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”
4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”
5 Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written:
‘He shall give His angels charge over you,’
‘In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’”
7 Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’”
8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”
10 Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’”
11 Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.
… Jesus ROCKED!!!
We are reminded time and time again throughout scripture that the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ has the power to satisfy any human need… For example, The Apostle Paul writes in Romans Chapter 7 that Adam’s (Adam + Eve) giving into temptation led to man’s condemnation; while Jesus Christ’s rejection of temptation led to us having GRACE.
Paul writes again in 2 Corinthians 12:9 that this GRACE is sufficient…
2 Corinthians 12:9
9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Yes to GRACE!!!
(I added updates to my original post for this First Sunday in Lent… I’m sharing some of my stories and read scriptures to encourage you on your own personal walk with Jesus Christ in Faith…)
I HAVE BEEN STUDYING ALL DAY… WHY IS THE INTERNET DOWN???
MAY I ALSO SHARE WITH YOU WHAT I WAS READING THIS MORNING???
(PUSH FOR STORY OF ADAM & EVE)
Today was cool… I went running after I read these scriptures…
(I am trying to make each item included in this post clickable… TRY IT.)
THANK YOU GOD FOR TODAY!!!
I am reading scriptures at church. I would love for you to hear them in person. I will be reading at the 10:30 Service at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Hershey PA… Hope to see you there!
I am reading the story of Adam and Eve found in Genesis Chapter 3… smh… temptation…
I am reading Words of the Apostle Paul… he writes…
Death in Adam, Life in Christ
12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned— 13 (For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. 15 But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. 16 And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification. 17 For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)
18 Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. 19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.
LOL… THERE IS HOPE FOR ME YET… LOL
LET’s GO2 CHURCH