Friday, February 4, 2011

Message from Joe Frost, Director of Technology & Operations

Matthew-4:2-4 after fasting forty days & nights Jesus was hungry and the tempter came and said to Him, If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread. Jesus answered, It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.


Many of us have tried dieting, others try skipping a few meals for various reasons, but to go without food for over a month is a choice most of us will never intentionally endure - it just hurts too much.

Jesus was fasting for forty days, hungry, tired and alone a stranger comes to visit Him by the name of Tempter.

Tempter doesn't come on day one, or day twenty one, but somewhere around day forty. Mr. Tempter comes to visit a hungry man and tempts him with food.

HEY, if you're the Son of God, just turn these stones into a couple of loaves of bread, fresh from the oven, warm, soft, tasty, maybe with some butter or goat cheese to go on top.

But no, Jesus doesn't complain or argue. He gets right to the point, IT IS WRITTEN, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every one of God's Words.

Tempter will try the same thing with each of us, when our need, or perceived need is great, whether it's food, power, money, or whatever it takes for us to think we can do it ourselves, depending on our own resources not God's.

Remember, it is written "I can do all things through Christ", not self.

We can try to pick ourselves up by our bootstraps, but nothing will happen unless He wants us to stand.

And that's okay, because sometimes, on our knees... praying, looking up to Him is right where we need to be.

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