Anyhow. I was reading the Lord's prayer this morning.
Our Father in heaven,And found it interesting that we're to ask for deliverance from evil. For avoidance of temptation. I think there is a myth that as we mature as believers we'll eventually be able to overcome sin by our own strength. But this simply isn't true. We still need deliverance from above. Help in temptation. We will not become sinless pastor-heroes. In this life we will be not become sinless, temptation-free anything. No matter how big our church is. How successful our ministry is.
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Prayer. For deliverance. There is WAY more in this prayer. But his stuck out to me today.