21 Day Challenge – Day 18

“Many times, we think God’s will is to keep us from having fun, when actually He is trying to keep us safe. There are consequences each time we rebel against God and break His law. Scripture says, “Do not be drunk with wine” (Eph. 5:18, NKJV), but not because God is a killjoy. He doesn’t want us to get drunk and kill ourselves or someone else. Same with stealing, or lying, or sleeping with someone other than your spouse, or cheating, or hording our wealth, or making decisions by consulting a horoscope. God is trying to keep you safe and make you whole, not keep you from having fun.

Victory rarely comes in a last-minute deliverance when you are in the grips of temptation. Victory comes long before you are challenged to sin. The secret is deciding to be victorious long before entering a battle. The secret is in preparing to be victorious by learning God’s Word, by walking in fellowship with Him, and in praying daily, “Lead us not into temptation.”

Excerpt From: Elmer L. Towns. “Fasting with the Lord’s Prayer

Scripture Reading: Luke 22:47-62

Memory Verse: Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7, NKJV).