Inspired to Stand Firm!

31 01 2012

As we bring these thoughts about standing firm in 2012 to a close for now I want to remind you of something profound my pastor said.


God brings inspiration while satan bring temptation.


“When tempted, no one should say, ‘God is tempting me.’ For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.” James 1:13-15


The temptation to stop waiting and standing firm doesn’t come from God, each one is tempted when by his own desires, allowing themselves to be dragged away. You and I have to remember that to stand firm we must also stand against our own desires as well as the desires of the enemy.


Early in this first chapter of James he tells us that perseverance must finish it work of bringing us into maturity! Your struggle to stand firm is never in vain, for maturity takes time and God knows you are worth it! That same passage tells us if you lack wisdom you should ask God and he gives generously to all without fault. This verse comforts me so, read more of James chapter 1 and be inspired to stand!


Blessings and Complete Joy,



Igniting the Kingdom the Shalom Blessing; here in Portland, Oregon on February 17 -18, 2012, for more information or to register visit our Gathering and Conference page of this blog.


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