Psalm 4:8 is a great verse to confess over your life and family every night!
8In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust.
In these "perilous" times in which we live, it is more important than ever that we BE the people of God's peace so that we give the people around us hope!
1THEN JESUS was led (guided) by the [Holy] Spirit into the wilderness (desert) to be tempted (tested and tried) by the devil.
Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness. Some of the situations that you find yourself facing are situations that the Holy Spirit has led you into so that you can be a witness to the power and glory of God. Remember 1 Corinthians 10:13! The temptation He allows into your life is one that He knows you should be prepared to handle! Temptations, tests and trials DO NOT make us stronger, they simply reveal what is already inside of us! If we falter in these situations, it will be because we have failed to take hold of the Word of God that He has provided for us. Treat the Word of God as precious, valuable, powerful and VITAL to your well-being, because it IS! AMEN!
In 2 Chronicles 1-3 we have another account of Solomon asking God for wisdom to rule and of his building of the Temple. When Solomon asked for wisdom, God was well pleased and said so! Because Solomon had asked wisely and unselfishly, he not only received the wisdom he had asked for, but also riches and honor. What Solomon DID with what God had provided determined the course of his life. The same is true of us! What we do with God has given us will determine the kind of life we enjoy here in this life, AND the rewards and responsibilities of the next! Choose wisely each and every day!
Shalom in Him!