Good morning people who rely upon the strength of the Lord your God
Genesis 4:6-7 NIV 6 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? 7 If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it (sin) desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”
God had a conversation with Cain because He knew how Cain was thinking. God saw the struggle Cain was going through, and He knew Cain was wrestling with thoughts about doing the wrong thing.
God also knows that we have struggles and thoughts that are not right, and that we face temptation. God is not upset or put off by this. He knows that we are on a journey – one that He is leading if we are submitted to Him – and that along the way, we will need to make some difficult decisions.
And today, I believe Father wants to encourage us all to ‘rule over wrong desires’.
I need God to help me do this – but that’s the good part – God is willing and wanting to help me…and you!
It takes effort to say NO to temptation, but it is possible.
I pray you find the strength you need in the God Who lives in you. Bless you heaps.