He found them sound asleep

Prayer… how serious are we with our prayer lives? Do we pray just enough to get us through the day?  To get our own needs met?  Just how serious are we about prayer?  Read Matthew 26:31-46.  Jesus was pretty serious…

I am hooked on 24!  I am thrilled that Jack is back!!  I just can’t get enough of the action and suspense that follows the life of Jack Bauer.  I am trying to get Lori hooked.  It’s too much for her to take. 

15 minutes before the show began tonight.  I fell asleep.  I woke up at 30 minutes into the program!  I couldn’t figure out what was going on.  So I called a friend I knew would be watching and I got caught up.  My falling asleep was totally uncalled for!  I can’t forgive myself… could I not stay up just another 15 minutes?

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? Stay alert; be in prayer so you don’t wander into temptation without even knowing you’re in danger. There is a part of you that is eager, ready for anything in God. But there’s another part that’s as lazy as an old dog sleeping by the fire.” (Matthew 26:40-41, The Message).

How do you live life?  Do you fly by the seat of your pants?  How much of your life is spent seeking God?  How ready are you for a spiritual battle?   Do you even know when a spiritual battle has begun around your life? 

Stay alert.  Keep watch.  Don’t fall into temptation. 

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4 thoughts on “He found them sound asleep

  1. There you go again following me. 🙂 A long time ago I thought it was selfish to pray for myself. I mainly stuck to praying for other people. When I am upset at someone I pray for them and it immediatley changes the way I feel about them. The past couple of weeks has proven to me that I need to pray for myself too. Not to fall into temptation. My husband and I pray together every night, it’s like it would be weird if we didn’t do it. When we are apart I pray lots of little ones all day. I would like to “improve” my prayer life. I am always asked to pray whenever there is a gathering. God didn’t make me the “New Girl” in school every year, somethimes 2 times a year for nothing! No shy here.

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