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Category: Books, Howards Helpful Hints

I have been reading a book by an author i will name later. But she was writing about having temptations in our lives and actually choosing the temptation. My readers know I love acronyms and my acronym for sin is that it is a “Sickness In Nature.” She has a different but similar slant. She mentions when we choose sin we are feeding our ego by “Edging God Out.”
Can you relate to that?
In James 1:13-15 its states:
13When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. 15Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
We all sin and fall short. It comes with having human DNA. However we have a choice. When you stumble turn in your bible and pray I John 1:9-I John 2:2. Our Father is a wonderful forgiving Father! He will not edge you out!
Howard’s Helpful Hint: Centered people run to God; not from God


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  • Larry - February 6, 2009 at 10:51 am

    I sure resonate with this. I struggle with overeating and often hear people say I just can’t control my eating to which I say you… NO, God… YES. I rely heavily on verses like you mentioned along with James 4:7, 1 Corinthians 10:13, and Galatians 5:22-23 among others. God always gives us a way out of temptation and sin.

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  • Howard - February 6, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    I can relate to what you are saying Larry; I pray Galatians 5 the scriptures speak of the fruits of the spirit. One of the fruits is self control. So i ask the Holy Spirit to help me bear more fruit. Its a lifetime of progressing. Thank God for his mercies!

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