Thursday, 25 February 2010
Watch and Pray
Speaking about 'Partnering with God' has been an interesting journey for me. At the same time as reading John Ortberg, I have been working through Contemplating the Cross (T.M.Rhodes) and today she wrote on the Garden of Gethsemane.
You may remember that Jesus had invited the disciples to keep watch and to pray, but they had fallen asleep. Was this not a moment where the disciples were asked to 'Partner with Jesus' but they ended up dropping the ball? For me, it seems so!
How often have I given my 'Yes' to Jesus, but then become sidetracked by other things (sleep, pressure, opinion, fear, pride etc) and then woken with the realisation that I had let Jesus down?
Too often, me thinks!!
"Keep watching and praying that you may not come into temptation;
the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." - Mark 14:38
Prayer is partnering with God.
Living in Grace,