“He was tempted in every way that we are, but He did not sin.”
Temptation is all around us. I am tempted by chocolate. I am tempted by something every day.
What can I say to a child that is tempted by something I, as her parent, know is bad for her? Or what if she is tempted by things that are out of my control, like her emotions or lust?
As parents we can’t be with our children all the time. We can just do our best to guide them to handle the situations they will be tempted by before they happen.
I love my baby girl. She is special. Every child is special to their parent. We do not want anything bad to happen to our kids. We try to protect them the best we can. I want the best for her and her future.
I know that she can be tempted by things that can affect her and there won’t be a do over when she makes mistakes.
Jesus too was tempted by sin. Lust wooed him, Greed lured him. Power called him. Jesus the human – was tempted. But Jesus – the holy God- did not sin.
One of the hardest things to say when we are tempted is – NO.
Temptations happen to test us, at the times we are tested, and we know it is something that we struggle with, we have to go to God, and ask Him to help us resist the temptation. God doesn’t want us to handle it alone. God will always give us a way out.
He is ever present and knows how to get you through to do the right thing. Doing the right thing sometimes is not easy, due to peer pressure or wanting to impress others, but doing the right thing is always right.
I am thankful that I worship a loving and merciful God that forgives me of my sins. I need to have his help to resist temptations as they come my way. I want to be present for my child and let her know that resisting temptations that can effect her future is always the right thing to do. I pray that God will send the Holy Spirit into her life and convict her of right and wrong when I am not there to guide her decisions.
I want to pray for parents and children to have a relationship that is first filled with love and care and next filled with guidance and discipline, just like God gives to us as his children. Thank God for the Love He has taught and the love He gives.
you are full of Grace for each of us and abundant with your blessings.
God you are mighty and bigger than all the temptations we face and we have to remember that God can always give us a way out. That is how God protects his flock.
John 10:15 “I lay down my life for my sheep.”
Thank you Jesus Christ for my salvation.
A change in season, a change in me.
LOVE and MERCY from God our Father.