THE STORY OF JESUS: Luke 22:39-46
“Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.” (Luke 22:46)
We all face temptations on a regular basis.
Satan is always sneaking up on us, trying to trip us up.
We are like soldiers advancing in enemy territory; always on the alert.
Or are we… how many of us aggressively pray along the way?
We are urged many times to stay alert, to be on guard, to keep watch.
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)
When our guard is down, the enemy has the advantage.
He slips in with subtle teasers, or entices us with subtle compromises.
Little distracting and deceptive whispers, which we allow to linger in our minds.
The next thing we know, we find ourselves tricked, trapped and in a bad place.
God has not left us alone, we are equipped with the Spirit of Jesus at all times.
We are always with Him, we can always talks with Him, we can rely on His guidance.
But if we are not alert, paying attention or praying, how can we experience His help?
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, everyday is a battleground. But greater are You in me than the enemy that is in the world. Help me to keep talking to You as I go through my day, that I may see the enemy as he approaches.