Gods will and not our own….

‘Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the Spirit is willing, but the body is weak.’   Mark 14:38(NLT)

You may not face execution for your faith, but you probably face problems that wear you down. You deal with irritating people whom you must love and serve; You face the burden of unfinished tasks or lack of obvious results; You cope with helpers who let you down or fail to comprehend. In times of great stress, we are vulnerable to temptation, even if we have a willing spirit. Jesus explained how to resist:

  1. Keep watch(Mark 14:35) – Stay awake and be morally vigilant.
  2. Pray to God(Mark 14:35) – This is how you maintain your vigilance.
  3. Seek support of friends and loved ones(Mark 14:33,37,40,41) – This is how you build up your resistance and help others~When one is weak, others are strong.
  4. Focus on the purpose God has given you(Mark 14:36) – This is how you do Gods will and not your own.

STUDY NOTES: NLT STUDY BIBLE ~ MARK 14:38

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