The Devil made me Do It

18 Aug

How many times have we said, “The Devil made me do it” or have we heard someone say it? When we say this I believe we are giving Satan credit that he doesn’t deserve. Satan would like to cause us to do things to go against God and His perfect will for us but it is our nature to want to please our self and do what feels good to us. It is our sinful nature that we were born in not Satan that makes us do what we want. In the times that we feel tempted just as Jesus did we should PRAY for strength and guidance in the choices and decisions that we make. It isn’t easy to do this as we go through our day this is why we must get up early before our day starts and Pray for our Day.

Jesus on many occasions did this as well as during the times that He was weak and worn out from the days teaching and work that He did. So if Jesus himself felt the need to find a quiet place ALONE to PRAY its only natural that we too must find the time and place that we can recharge ourselves and be ready for the day and be prepared to hear Gods still small voice as we go through our day.

I want to do good but it is my sinful nature that I am powerless because of my addictive behavior and compulsions, its not the Devil it is me.

Romans 7:8 says “I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but cannot carry it out”,

I must remember that Christ felt the need to Pray in the Garden when He was at His weakest moment and he Prayed Father if it is your will let this cup pass, however your will not mine be done. What a powerful example of submission and seeking the Father at a time when he knew what was going to happen in soon yet God gave Jesus what was needed for Him to continue on with Gods will and plan.

How much more should I pray and seek the Fathers will for my day when I have no idea what I will face today.



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