Tuesday, January 31, 2012

When Temptation Comes A Callin'

We had one of these wringer washin’ machines. I know what you’re thinkin’ – yes I’m old! For those of ya’ who don’t remember ‘em, water had ta’ be heated on tha’ stove then dumped inta’ tha’ tub ‘n rinse tub until they were full. Mamma would wash tha’ clothes ‘n then put ‘em  through tha’ rollers. Tha’ clothes fell inta’ tha’ rinse water on tha’ other side. Then she’d put ‘em back through tha’ rollers agin ta’ wring as much water out of ‘em as possible. Bein’ I was curious ‘bout everythin’, I wanted ta’ see how tha’ rollers worked. Ya'll, it’s not good ta’ yield ta’ temptation. Ya' get inta' trouble every time.

I put my hand up ta’ tha’ rollers. Next thing I knew, my arm was goin’ through. Mamma came runin’ when she heard me hollerin’. Thank goodness Mamma turned off tha’ machine before my arm got too far. But what if she hadn’t? What if I had lost my arm just ‘cause I was curious ‘n doin’ somethin’ I was not suppose ta’?

Temptations face us every day. Be strong! Be steadfast in your faith!

Matthew 6:13 And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Things ta’ think ‘bout:

1.      Are ya’ strong enough in your faith ta’ see temptation comin’?

2.      How do ya’ deal with temptation in your life?

Lord help us ta’ be strong ‘n be sensitive ta’ your promptin’s ta’ stay away from temptations. In tha’ name of Jesus, amen.

Please pray for those steadfast on tha' mission field, whatever country, doin' battle for Christ.

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1 comment:

  1. You're right. That is the problem. When we are kids, we don't realize we are being tempted to do things we shouldn't. When we get older, we realize how dumb those things were for us to do. Unfortunately, we don't seem to be able to recognize the temptations when we are in the midst of them no matter our age.