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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Praise and Pray Day 11

Read Mark 14:32-42

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Don’t be caught sleeping….

Jesus was in flesh while he was here on earth. He experienced the same things that we go through in the flesh. Which lets me know that he understands what we encounter from day to day. The only difference is that Jesus didn’t fall into temptation or sin against God.

Jesus told the disciples to sit and he took 3 of the disciples with him. Jesus is saying sit here while I pray. Something should have sparked in us that if the Messiah is praying, we should be praying as well, not sitting. Jesus said remain here and stay awake. One might think he was talking about just the physical state of be awake. My thoughts was that he was referring to staying spiritually awake. To be spiritually awake at all times, is to be connected to the Father at all times. Jesus prayed to the Father, simply saying Lord, Let your will be done.

Often times we become distressed, afraid and even filled with sorrow. We want that moment to pass from us quickly so that we may go back to a state of joy. In that moment God is calling us to draw near to him and pray that his will be done in our lives.

If Jesus prayed to the Father in heaven, we to must pray to the Father. He instructed us to pray so that we will not fall into temptation. When we are aware of our individual weakness, we should be praying for the Father to help us to fight temptation. As the word says that sprit is willing to be obedient but the flesh is weak. I know that we can call attest to this…. We must keep our eyes on Jesus so that we stay awake. The enemy is busy roaming and seeking whom he may devour. So we as Christians must stay busy praying and trusting God. Jesus did his Fathers will, so that we may have eternal life. Jesus is on his way back and we need to be ready.

Prayer

Father in heaven let your will be don't in our lives on this day. In Jesus name, Amen!

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