The Way of Escape – 30 Days to Victory Devotional

Day 26

God always provides an exit from temptation for His children.  You don’t have to sin.  

 

1 Corinthians 10:13  “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”

Have you ever been driving on an interstate and missed your exit?  You can lose a significant amount of time in some areas of the country because the exits are far apart.

When you are on the road of temptation heading toward sin and destruction, God always provides an exit.  Praise God there is a way to escape!  But it’s up to you to take it.  

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Sin Paralyzes Love – 30 Days to Victory

Day 16

Don’t let your heart grow cold.  

 

Matthew 24:12  “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”

Most people are particular about the temperature of the beverages they drink.  If it was meant to be hot, they want it hot.  If it was made to be cold, they want it cold.  Anyone a fan of a nice hot milkshake?  I didn’t think so.

Love was made to be hot.  Love is not a state of being but rather a series of actions.  Love works.  It moves.  Like a boiling pot, love is active.  

However, love can cool.  It can lose its fervor.  A boiling pot of love can become an ice cube of apathy in the wrong conditions. 

Love and sin are opposites.  Love is hot.  Sin is cold.   Love gives.  Sin steals.  Love helps.  Sin hurts.  Love flows from the heart of God.  Sin was born in rebellion.

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Do You Need Joy? Here Are 10 Ways To Get It Today.

Ten Sources of Joy

Joy is a gift from God that makes life better. Here are 10 ways you can get it.

Psalm 4:7  Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

Joy seems to come naturally to some.  For others, like me, it seems harder to come by. I carry a lot of burdens. I have plenty of my own and I get the privilege to help others bear their burdens as well. If I’m not careful, I can live without joy – sometimes even forgetting that it is an option. Living without joy is not good. Decide to live a joyful life.

Joy is gladness from God.

It is different than happiness.  Happiness is caused by good things happening to you.  Joy is gladness from God regardless of your circumstances.

Happiness is fleeting and uncontrollable.  Joy is lasting and available.

If someone gives you $100 that makes you happy. If you lose $100 that makes you sad. Joy allows you to be glad regardless.

Have you ever seen a Christian go through a terrible trial who hasn’t lost their sweetness and their smile? That’s joy.

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Four Important Facts About Eternity

God loves you. Here are four facts about the afterlife that He wants you to know.

1.  Eternity is a long time.

Eternity is defined as “without end of existence.” That’s a long time!

The Bible uses synonyms such as everlasting, forever, and immortality. 

Eternity is a reality that you must face!

2.  You will exist forever somewhere.

Your soul will never die. It will dwell somewhere forever.  When you were born, God gave you (more…)

Five Supernatural Benefits of Soul Winning

We are not in the business of making speeches or giving presentations. We are instruments of God to change eternal destinies!

Acts 26:18  “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”

Our mission to preach the Gospel is supernatural. The commission comes from God.  We must be empowered by Him to accomplish it. Good organization is not enough. A sound plan is sufficient. We are in God’s business. He must energize our efforts to make the difference.  Acts 26:18 gives us a five-point outline of God’s work in individual lives through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

1. Open their eyes

Unbelievers are blind to the Gospel. They are lost not knowing their way to God. Their lives are filled with sin and their hearts with doubt. Often, they are in bondage to a false religion. They serve phony gods from paganism to atheism and everything in between. But the God of Heaven can open their eyes!! God can (more…)