ENGAGE IN PRAYER – Day 11 – July 31

Engage = to do, or to take part in something.

In the pattern for prayer Jesus gave us, He said:   9 “Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 ‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. 11 ‘Give us this day our daily bread. 12 ‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 ‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’ Matthew 6:9-13 NASB

Scripture is clear that God never tempts anyone to do wrong, so what do you think Jesus meant here?

1 Corinthians 10:13 says the temptations we face are no different that what other people face, but God will always provide a way for us to escape the temptation.   Think about that for a moment.  What does that say about our choices when tempted?

How could you allow prayer to be a vehicle where you recognize and admit your weaknesses and ask for God’s help?

What’s the wise thing to do?

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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