Strength Through Prayer

26 03 2015

Watch and pray that you many not enter into temptation. The Spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. – Matthew 26:41

Have you ever struggled continually with something and wondered how you were ever going to overcome it? Have you ever been overwhelmed by the reality of your circumstance? You have a desire to do the right thing, to make the right decision, to honor God with your life, but you just can’t seem to generate enough strength to do it?

Jesus as he faced the most difficult circumstance and decision of his life, and certainly one much more difficult than any of us have ever faced, knew that the solution to drawing strength was to go before the Father in prayer.  He understood the limitations of our flesh, and he also knew that the power of the Spirit is released in us through prayer.

On the brink of the greatest challenge placed before Him, Jesus went away to the Garden of Gethsemane, and bore his burden out to the Father, honestly asking for what he wanted (to let this cup pass from him), yet surrendering his own desire so that God’s will would be accomplished.

So today, will you stop relying on your own strength or ability and follow Christ’s example to watch and pray, drawing on His Strength to help you through?

by Paul Hansen


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