The Flesh is Weak!
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Jesus told His disciples, Peter, James and John to "Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” -Matthew 26:41 NKJV.
Like the disciples, pretty much all of us lack precision when it comes to watching and praying. We really, truly want to stay in prayer, but our flesh drags us down.
Not to worry.
A great way to resolve this is to discipline ourselves, with the Lord as leader and guide.
Out of the twenty-four hour day/night, set a block of time to call on Jesus and stick to it. Do not do this as a chore or make it a ritual. Do it because you really want to have fellowship with the Lord.
Day by day, don't waver with calling on the Lord. Push through even when you don't feel like it. The flesh desires are super strong and will weigh you down, but the Lord knows your heart and He will help you to stay strong in your faith in Him.
In time, you will notice the fruits of fellowship with Jesus - temptation will be easier to push away, you will begin to experience joy, you will notice a peace that surpasses even your own understanding and the list goes on.
Push the flesh aside, and begin to watch and pray today, right now, then begin to enjoy the blessings He has bestowed upon you.
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