Sunday, September 13, 2009

DAY 25 - Who's Controlling Whom?

Today’s Reading: Matthew 4

(Please read Matthew 4: 1 – 25 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog.)
Please click the links below to Matthew 4:

“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.” Matthew 4: 1 - 2

Satan tempts us using only one method: CONTROL.

Do we let the Deceiver to control our life in all kinds of distorted lifestyle? Do we take control ourselves of everything and everyone? Or, are we willing to let go of our control and let God and His Word control our lives? That is our challenge!

Jesus' example of passing this “control” test is that he needed 40 days of fasting and prayers. Many of our leaders, including myself and my wife Michelle, have been in a 40 days fasting and a 40 days 24 hours prayer campaign. Today is Day 25!(Please read my previous blogs if you want to know more about the fast and 40days/24 hours prayer campaign).

Jesus told me this morning that we are on the right track for we are using His method to win this spiritual warfare. Many Christian do not know the importance of fasting and praying. Many know but do not exercise. What about you? Are you ready to join us now?

Dear Lord Jesus,

Help me to face this control issue by practicing fasting and prayers following your examples. Give me boldness to confront the Deceiver daily with your Word because you are my Savior, my King and Lord of life. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

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