Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: “The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.” We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. We should not TEST Christ. So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! No TEMPTATION has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be TEMPTED beyond what you can bear. But when you are TEMPTED, he will also provide a WAY OUT so that you can endure it.
1 Corinthians 10:6-13 NIV
The Lord’s Prayer
Adapted from Ted Dekker’s “The Forgotten Way”
My Father, who is of the eternal realm, full of power and love far beyond my comprehension, I declare your name is holy, the full expression of who you are. May the expression of your love and power be manifested here in my earthly experience in the same way it is known in your eternal realm. May your sovereign will be manifested in every waking experience of my life even as it is in your sovereign realm. I know you give me what I need to live on earth -food, shelter, and clothing- even as you give to the birds of the air and flowers of the field. Give me my spiritual nourishment, more of your living word, more of you each day to understand you, know you and walk in your power daily. May I know that I am one with you as I let go of the offenses I have against any other. Please lead me away from the temptation to place other ‘gods’, myself and my stuff, before you, and deliver me from the deception that they can save me. I am already saved in you. You are and yours is the kingdom now, the glory now and the power now and forever. Amen.