Read: Matthew 26:36-43
People may fall into temptation, but no one trips into righteousness. If we want our spirit to be stronger than our flesh, we have to feed it with prayer. Prayer reminds us we are not in control, and it keeps us close to the One Who is. Think about it. If you want your spirit to be stronger, it makes a lot of sense to let it spend time talking with its Maker.
If you want your spirit to be stronger, it makes a lot of sense to let it spend time talking with its Maker.
In Matthew 26, Jesus asked His disciples to pray to avoid temptation. Then—on the night before He was killed for our sins—He went into the Garden of Gethsemane and modeled what it means to pray when we’re weak. Three times He asked God if there was another way, and three times He prayed, “Not as I will, but as you will.” If the Son of God needed to pray to fight the desires of the flesh, then how much more do we?
Pray: God, I admit my weakness and inability to overcome ___________. Will You strengthen me and guide me in Your ways?