February 9, 2014
This is Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemene the night before His trial and crucifixion. It’s one thing to follow God’s will into an unknown future, but quite another to obey with eyes wide open to suffering. Yet, this is what Jesus did. Oh, the love and obedience we see here! For the Lord drank that cup of suffering, swallowing all its bitter dregs of sin, separation and death. So that, we who believe on Him might receive His righteousness, sonship and eternal life.
February 9, 2012
Is there something about watching and praying that aligns the body with the spirit? Jesus says so. Are you aware of what tempts you? Are you praying that God lead you away from it and deliver you from its evil grasp? Wake up sleeper and pray!
February 10, 2011
When Jesus was arrested, Peter, one of the Twelve, tried to blend in as one of the crowd, following Jesus from a distance. This, after following so close was unbearable. Are you trying to follow Christ from a distance?
February 9, 2011
Trials and temptations often come in pairs. We can’t avoid the former, but we can watch and pray, so that we don’t fall into the latter. Be alert to that which tempts. Pray in advance for strength so you won’t be led into its trap.