Word For Today: Wednesday, May 3 Watch With Me One Hour

WORD FOR TODAY by PASTOR JESUS FIGUEROA

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Wednesday, May 3

Watch With Me One Hour

Topic: We Must  Not Lose Passion In Prayer

40 Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “What! Could you not watch with Me one hour?

Matthew 26:40 (NKJV)

Daily Reading Plan

1 Chronicles 4-5

Bible Versions:

Matthew 26:40 (NIV) — 40 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter.

Matthew 26:40 (MSG) — 40 When he came back to his disciples, he found them sound asleep. He said to Peter, “Can’t you stick it out with me a single hour?

Thoughts Of Devotion:

Scripture teaches us that it is possible to one lose our passion for prayer. You can get to a place in your spiritual life where you no longer desire to be in communion with the Lord. In this occasion we see how Jesus’ disciples were at a point in their lives where they allowed sleep rob the of their prayer time. Jesus had to rebuke them! Read what Matthew 26:41 says, “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

The burning desire in prayer is so important and essential if we are to achieve an intimate communion with the Lord. It’s a very sad situation when sometimes our flesh is weak and we lose the privilege of prayer. Although our spirit is always ready, the battle with our flesh will always be present. It reminds me of what Galatians 5:17 says, “For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.” I wonder, in how many occasions have we allowed our flesh to steal the blessing of prayer through sleep, distractions, and many other things that continually wish to rid us of our spiritual blessings?

It is only when we remain alert and vigilant in prayer that we will see the glory of God! In Luke 9:32, it tells us of another occasion in which they “DID” remain awake, ” But Peter and those with him were heavy with sleep; and when they were fully awake, they saw His glory and the two men who stood with Him.” Today the Lord wants us to enjoy His glory, great victories over the temptations that come into our lives, but for this to happen we have to be fervent in our spirit and not let our weak flesh win. Blessings!

Foundational Scriptures:

Matthew 25:5 (NKJV) — But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.

Luke 9:32 (NKJV) — 32 But Peter and those with him were heavy with sleep; and when they were fully awake, they saw His glory and the two men who stood with Him.

John 6:63 (NKJV) — 63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.

John 6:63 (NKJV) — 63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.

Galatians 5:17 (NKJV) — 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.

Psalm 103:14 (NKJV) — 14 For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.

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3 responses to “Word For Today: Wednesday, May 3 Watch With Me One Hour

  1. Amen!!! Lord I want to experience a new wave of you!! I will continue to discipline myself to seek more and more time with you daily!!

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