Watch And Pray

TODAY’S VERSE

Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Mark 14: (ESV)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
It is hard to pray and wait on God when horrific times come. Peter, James and John went with Jesus to the Garden of Gethsemane and were asked to stay and pray with Jesus. But they couldn’t do it. They had just been told that they were going to betray Jesus. Now this same Jesus that walked on water, healed the sick, cast out demons and raised Lazarus from the dead told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death.” They watched Jesus’ face turn into a look of sorrow, His posture slump and a sense of urgency come over Him. I imagine they were shook to the core. The spiritual battle was so intense that it revealed their true weakness. The same can happen to us. While everything is going our way, it is easy to lull ourself into a spiritual sleep. We think we are spiritually alive but affluence, convenience, all our suburban ways of protecting our lives, has given us a false sense of spirituality. We become smug, complacent and ritualistic. The truth is we don’t spend that much time with God. We don’t talk to Him about our life. We don’t listen. We don’t WATCH. We don’t PRAY. So when our own Gethsemane comes around, when we enter into that dark night of the soul, we don’t have any spiritual depth. Our spirit may be willing but our flesh is truly weak. My Gethsemanes of life have revealed my weaknesses. What has yours revealed? Today, let us heed the words of Jesus and watch and pray.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, thank You that You are there in the darkest night of my soul. Help me to always watch and pray that I might not fall into temptation.
AMEN

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About Ronald

I am a Christian who deeply believes in God and the purposes He has put us on earth for. I started in ministry when I was 20 years old. I have been involved in both evangelism and compassion ministires. I deeply believe in our mission to help those in need. I believe however,that the church has missed our calling. We have not been effective in loving others as we would love ourselves. We have not been using our Spiritual Gifts to make a difference in this world. We have not mobilized to be the salt and light in the world. The goal of this web site is to help those interested to use their Spiritual Gifts in order to fulfill the mission Christ has given us to love the world.
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