Devotional: Deeper into Life with Jesus {Matthew 26:41}

‘Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.’ {Matthew 26:41}

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There are so many mornings I’d rather sleep in than wake up early to spend time at the feet of Jesus. So many days I want to keep score of all that I’ve accomplished in the house rather than humbly serving my family.

However, if there was a time that Jesus joined me for dinner, then asked me to stay awake and pray with him; it’s easy to think that OF COURSE I would stay awake and pray with him!

But if I believe that Jesus suffered death on the cross to remove the barrier between me and God…then Jesus presence is all around me. And the Holy Spirit within me.

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Why then is it so hard for me to stay alert, to pray, to fall into the temptation of what I want versus following His commands?!

Because I am human {flesh}. I am a sinner. I am weak.

I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out {Romans 7:18}, without Jesus.

Just like Jesus was inviting his disciples to pray with him in the Garden of Gethsemane, he’s inviting me {and you} deeper into life with him.

Devotional: Deeper into Life with Jesus {Matthew 26:41}

Dear God,
My spirit is willing, but my flesh is weak.
Help me stay awake, and alert so I do not fall into temptation, but rather fall deeper into the work you are calling me to do.

This is from week one of Haley Morgan’s ‘Pennies are for Wishing’ Bible Study I’m doing {free when you join her email list}.

For full context on this verse read Matthew 26:36-41.

And if the topic of flesh vs. spirit interests you, further read: Galatians 6:8; Romans 7:18; Romans 7:21-25.

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