Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak!
Matthew 26:41

Have you ever had a time where you felt like you bit off more than you could chew? You had all the right intentions and you honestly where trying to help, yet it ended up a disaster! How many of us our there have a problem with saying no, come on now, be honest. Let me be the first to raise my hand and confess that I am the one that was always saying, “Yes… yes… yes,” and volunteering myself for everything. I would try to take on the world without evaluating the task at hand and first ask myself if this is something that I can actually accomplish?

The same goes for us with our walk with the Lord. When you make that committment to be saved in Jesus Christ and repentant to Him and turn from your sin, you are taking on a very daunting task full of blessing’s and happiness and also, great trials. You are making a promise to our God that you’ll follow through and see it to the finish. 

When we read Matthew 26. We find Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane. Before Jesus went off to seek counsel with His father, He had instructed His disciples to follow a simple request; stay awake and keep watch. Let’s read Matthew 26:35 together, “Then Jesus went with them to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, “Sit here while I go over there to pray.” He goes on to say, “He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak!” 

Listen to what the Lord says next in Matthew 26:45, “Then he came to the disciples and said, “Go ahead and sleep. Have your rest. But look—the time has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.”

All the Lord wanted from Peter was for him to stay awake and keep watch. That’s it and what happened? He fell asleep. You see, a disciple made a committment to the Lord, said, “Yes… Yes… yes.” Yet, like so many of us, he failed! We all tell the Lord, “Yes Lord, Yes Lord, Yes Yes Lord!” We even sing it in our churches! But, do we honestly mean to say, “Yes Lord, Yes Lord, yes, yes Lord.” Or should we really be saying, “No Lord, No Lord, No, no… no?” Come on now.

When we make a committment, we need to follow through with that committment and see it through to the finish. Just as with our relationship with our Lord. Be right with our Lord, have a relationship with Him through prayer and let your day’s work reflect the light that God has given each of you.

God Bless,

 Brother Jonathan

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