Friday, July 30, 2010

Day Thirty Friday July 30th, 2010

Day Thirty
Friday July 30th, 2010

“Watch and pray, lest you enter temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
-Mark 14:38

Amen. I want to do so much for the Lord. I don’t want to have to sleep. I don’t want to have to eat. I enjoy those things, but they sometimes get in the way of doing what I want to do for the Lord. And there’s the temptation. Not eating and sleeping, for the Lord knows I need those things. The temptation is what I want to do for the Lord. Peter was supposed to watch while Jesus prayed, but he grew weary and fell asleep. But when the trouble came, he was ready and decide to fight, (badly) and cut off an ear. The temptation that Peter always faced was to give into the desires of the flesh, whether for sleep or to be the hero or protector, he trusted in his strength rather than the strength of Jesus. I am guilty of this too. I get excited and want to fight, thinking that I’m fighting for Jesus but Jesus never called me to fight. He calls me to stand. (Check out Ephesians 6) So I need to watch and pray. I don’t want to enter into temptation even if it enters my life. I want to do great things in the name and the power of Jesus, but my flesh is indeed weak. (But check out 2 Corinthians 12:9)

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