June 8th -- "...that which so easily besets us"

Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. 1 Cor 10:12

*In my best Goonies voice* Hey You Guyyyyssssss!!!
Hope you're having a swell week and are ready for some FNF fun!

Chichi is our host for FNF this week.

We will start with dinner at 6:30pm and our study should begin around 7:30pm.

So I don't actually watch the Family Guy but I can relate to the above cartoon with Peter. Have you ever felt spiritually strong, like you know everything is going well and you're actively trying to run the race and living for a God-ience (not an audience) of one and you just sense that... you were probably about to slip up big time?  Well, that's how I feel right now. 
Life has been awesome lately and I keep thinking when is the ball going to drop? Perhaps because I feel so secure in God, I keep trying to... push the envelope and I know it isn't cool but I do it anyway, entertaining old thoughts and familiar temptations just because it's a new season. (How's that for a fragmented, run-on sentence?)

Anyway, I just wanted to encourage you as I encourage myself to continue to strive for better, for excellence. Enjoy life but remember, "summer comes before the fall" and we should be careful not to fall for the devil's old tricks. I'll leave you with some verses that speak on that... God bless!

If you think you are strong, you should be careful not to fall. The only temptation that has come to you is that which everyone has. But you can trust God, who will not permit you to be tempted more than you can stand. But when you are tempted, he will also give you a way to escape so that you will be able to stand it. 1 Cor 10:12-13
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1
If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Ecc 4:10
Offer praise to God our Savior because of our Lord Jesus Christ! Only God can keep you from falling and make you pure and joyful in his glorious presence. Before time began and now and forevermore, God is worthy of glory, honor, power, and authority. Amen. Jude 1:24


vic said...

I really appreciate the scriptures you posted there! And remember two are better than one so if you are goin through something feel free to call if not me then one of your fellow brethren.

Anonymous said...

The comments don't post automatically (to prevent spam) so I'm sorry I didn't get to add this until now. Thanks Vic-- will do!