Mark 14:38

“Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

  • Jesus was telling Peter that he needed to be aware of Satan’s schemes, always walk with God, and be led by the Holy Spirit. God has given us the Holy Spirit to lead, guide, and direct us. Submission to the Holy Spirit includes praying, being in God’s word, and being aware of the traps and snares that are around us. We often pray without watching. We tell God that we love Him, we ask for forgiveness, we thank God, we plead for what we need or desire, we pray for others and then we go about our way until the next time we pray. Test yourself against God’s word and do not conform to this world but allow God to transform you to the person He wants you to be. Nothing will be more satisfying.

1) Keep watch and be aware of your temptation

2) Pray to God

3) Seek support of Christian friends and loved ones

4) Focus on the purpose God has given you.

  • What would your life look like if you took this advice from Jesus?
  • Are you on your guard?
  • Are you prepared?
  • Do you trust the omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence of God?
  • Will you add watching and listening, not only to our prayer life, but to your life in between your prayers?

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

Psalm 105:4 “Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!”

Proverbs 15:16

“Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it.” Which of your earthly treasures are you willing to give up to be closer to God?

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Proverbs 15:13

“A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.” Does your face reveal a heart that is a testimony to the greatness of Jesus Christ?

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Proverbs 15:1

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” We have total control of how we talk to others. We must choose to either honor God or to remain prideful and self-righteous. May God be glorified in our responses. Do your answers induce anger or turn people from it? Matthew 12:34 “…..For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” Proverbs 14:10 “Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy.” Psalm 139:23-24 “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Proverbs 15:18 “A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.” Proverbs 15:28 “The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.” James 1:19-20 “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” Dear Lord, please guide us to be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger.

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Proverbs 14:32

“The wicked is overthrown through his evildoing, but the righteous finds refuge in his death.” Finding refuge in your death will only occur through Jesus Christ.   Will you find refuge in your death?

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Proverbs 14:21

“Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.” Sin is the attitude that starts long before the action.

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Proverbs 14:12

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.” Not allowing God to lead often leads to some of our greatest disappointments and wasted efforts, however, submitting to His will, always brings peace and joy. Proverbs 16:9 “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”

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