Matthew 26:41, “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

This week’s blog focus is on Five keys to your Spiritual Growth.

Key number one: We Must Read Our Bibles!

Key number two: We Must Do What It Says!

Key number three: We Must Learn To Pray!

Have you ever considered that you have immediate access to the most powerful person in the universe? Whatever you need, whatever the time, you can call upon Him. His calendar is always clear for you. His schedule is open for your appointment anytime. His full attention can be devoted to you if you will only talk to Him—That’s prayer!

Here is what Jesus said to His disciples, “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41

Why did Jesus command His disciples to pray? He tells us that our Spirit is willing but our flesh is often weak.

Jesus wanted His disciples to know that few experiences in life can equal the power of prayer. Why is that? Because as Jesus reminded His disciples, too often our mind and our spirit know and want to do God’s will, but our flesh has a different desire. Jesus knew the battle of flesh and spirit would require prayer. Jesus knew that our human, fleshly desires would often take a different path than the spiritual direction God intended for us. His answer was one word: Pray.

Think about it, and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton
SENIOR PASTOR
office: 972.359.7777 x1021
pastor@cottonwoodcreek.org