Lead Us Not Into Temptation

As a Christian, simply claiming, “the devil made me do it“, to justify a sin is never a defense. We are sinners, plain and simple, and thus we are guilty of disobedience. Satan, the father of lies, is the master deceiver and he will be judged and condemned. For the Christian, our only hope is Jesus. He saves us from our sins, but in this life now, we still must be alert and fight the battle of temptation. Praise be to God that there is forgiveness through faith in Christ. In the meantime, fight, but know that you do not fight alone.

God,
Father,
Lord,
I am weak.
I am a sinner and thus it’s You I seek.
Satan is the father of lies,
He deceives and leads away.
He does this without fail,
Every single day.
I give in,
Even though I know Your way.
THIS I do every single day.
Going astray,
Oh, how I disobey.
I do what I do not want to do.
I don’t do as I should.
I don’t listen as I ought,
Oh how I wish I understood.
Jesus is the Way, Truth and Life.
Your Way is wholly right.
Oh God, I want to walk the straight and narrow,
For Jesus is my great delight.
I know that you don’t lead me into temptation,
That falls to the father of lies.
So help me, Lord and Savior,
For I do not want to die.
And so I cry out to you,
For I am helpless and weak.
Without You, oh Lord my God,
My outlook would be very bleak.
Lead me,
Guide me,
Show me Your way.
This I ask that You do,
Please, Lord, every single day.

6 thoughts on “Lead Us Not Into Temptation

  1. I thought I would share with you a link I found interesting. If you take the point he is making as a statement of healing for his life, this truth I found for myself, in the poetry of the Word. There were days I only had the ability to sit with the Word, open on my lap and ask to have comforting words in the midst of sorrow and sighs to deep to understand. I could get lost in the Psalms, feeling like David, alone, unsure and doubting. I could feel the loss and sense of utter dismay the apostles experienced after Jesus’ death. Your poetry, illuminating God’s words, is powerful. It has a gift of transcendence in the midst of chaos and fear surrounding us. Thank you for articulating what my soul longs to speak. You have the gift of prophetic voice, a rare gift indeed.

    • Thank you for these words of encouragement. I just watched that link and I definitely hear what he is saying. You have given me more motivation to continue to write what I am writing, not that I was considering stopping. I pray that others are finding value whether it’s tens of people or thousands. In the end, it is all about the glory of God.

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