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Jan. 14 – Mark 14

Asleep Again?
Mark 14

Text: And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither wist they what to answer him. Mark 14:40

Learn and Apply: There are many of us who have gone back to sleep after been awakened by the Spirit of God. God has opened your eyes to areas of your life where you need to watch and pray but you have gone back to spiritual sleep. The Spirit of God is asking, Are you asleep again? The time is near, yet you are asleep. The hour of temptation has come, yet you are still asleep. You are not watching, not praying, you are sleeping.

Peter, James, and John slept the whole night. Their Spirit must have been willing, but their flesh was weak. They could not put the flesh under through prayers, and watch. When the hour of temptation came, therefore, they couldn’t withstand the tempter. Peter, for example, denied the Master three times.

For us to stand in the day of trouble, we need to make it a habit to watch and pray. We need to be alert, to say no to those things that want to bring us down. And as we pray, the spirit of God will strengthen us to withstand temptation, and overcome in this world, in Jesus name.

I will watch.

Pray: Father, thank you for your grace and mercy. Lord, I know that sometimes I am weak and sleep. Help me to stay watchful and prayerful, in Jesus name.

By Ike Amadi