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Grow Through Temptation

Does temptation lift
Its ugly head around you?
Cookies and parties?

Do you look at fun
As life’s diversion from Christ?
That’s not His intent!

Is built sure on nothing less
Than Christ’s love and joy

He intends for us
To experience His FUN
In the Spirit’s fruit:

Galatians 5:22-23

“When the Holy Spirit
controls our lives,
he will produce this kind
of fruit in us,
love, JOY, peace.
patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, and self-control.

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Yesterday I went
To a FUN cookie exchange
Temptation abounds!

In his book,
Daily Inspirations for the Purpose Driven Life,
Rick Warren wrote,
“God uses the opposite situation of each fruit to allow us a choice.
Integrity is built by defeating the temptation…”

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When I learn, “No Thanks,”
I grow (through the temptation)
In spirit, not pounds!

Good luck with the fruit of self-control today!
See ya later!

Comments on: "Grow Through Temptation" (6)

  1. svphillips10gmailcom said:

    Thank you Jan, this is a great message!

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    • Yay, Susan, you figured out how to leave a message. I am grateful. Thank you for your affirmative comment! ❤ Bless you! ❤ Wish you had visited our church this morning. The bell choir rang out Christmas cheer. ❤ Next week we have the children singing… 11: AM on the 15th – think about coming. Surprise us!! ❤


  2. I made a double batch of chocolate chip cookies today….didn’t say no to temptation today, no siree!!! 😂 But good for you if you’re able to resist 👍🏼

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  3. Well timed message

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