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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil.
Jesus had been baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. Upon His being baptized, His Father in heaven spoke so all could hear, “This is my son, in whom I am well pleased.” Everything was going just right for Jesus. At this point, Dr. Luke said Jesus was Full of the Holy Spirit. Immediately thereafter, He was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
It has been said … “Beware of mountaintop experiences.” I suppose the reason for this is because there’s only one way off the mountaintop, and that is “DOWN.” Probably it’s better to say, beware of “Mountaintop Attacks.” Jesus left a spiritual “HIGH,” where He was baptized in water by John the Baptist and heard His Father’s verbal word of commendation. At that point, He faced forty days of continual temptation from the devil while in the wilderness. Mountaintops are given to remind all “Followers of Jesus” that there really are “Good Times” in our Christian Faith. However, it’s the “Valleys” that strengthen our faith and provide us with the “HUMILITY” it will take to weather the applause that comes with having reached the Mountaintop. With this understanding, remember that “Mountaintop Attacks” always follow your arrival at the Pinnacle.
Today I thank You for the Mountaintops and I also thank You for the Valleys. At this age, I know there will always be BOTH as I follow You. With Your help, I’ll be ready. Amen
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