How Not To Fall

As a member of the body of Christ, it’s time for us to get back to our roots and pray even more
than ever before.  

I’m guilty of this as well; sometimes when you’re in ministry you can get so busy with
the ‘work’ of the ministry, or even working on your next project, that you find yourself
not praying as much as you used to.

A lot of tests, trials, and temptations can be avoided simply if we took the time to pray.

When Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane the night before He was to be crucified, His
flesh did not want to endure what was about to go down the next day.

The Word says how Jesus was tempted just like we were, which means He knew what
pain He would have to endure the next day, and He was tempted to give up as He begged
God for another way to accomplish the goal of saving the world (Hebrews 4:15,
Matthew 26:42).

Just imagine if you were the chosen one, and new the very next morning you were going
to be beat so badly that you no longer would resemble a human being (Isaiah 52:14)…
blood would be everywhere, and you knew in advance, what was about to happen?

Even Jesus, being Jesus, the Savior, felt the need to pray His way through the night before
until He received the necessary strength to carry out His mission.

How much more should we pray?

Matthew 26:41 reads, Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation:  the spirit indeed is
willing, but the flesh is weak.

Here Jesus admits that the flesh is weak.  How many times have we missed our sinned against God because we weren’t prayed up and the flesh was weak?

This Scripture is warning us to watch and pray, so we don’t fall…

So today I’d like to encourage you to join me in taking more time to pray.

Whether it’s 5 more minutes a day, or 35 more minutes a day, it’s totally up to you…the key is
consistency…pray so that you enter not into temptation, and so that the perfect will of God
will be manifested in your life. 

*Originally published on Kim on the Web.

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