(St. Mark 14:38) “Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.”
As Christians we must be mindful to keep the eyes of our heart open to things that are going on in the world around us. We must try to see this world and everything that’s happening in it through God’s eyes. One of the ways we can do that is through prayer. Without a consistent prayer life it will be hard for us to see from God’s perspective; without a consistent prayer life it will be hard to keep ourselves from falling into temptation and the snares of the enemy.
Thus, without a consistent prayer life it is more than likely that we will find ourselves getting caught up in the cares of this life. The spirit man which God placed in us from birth is truly ready to serve God, the spirit man in us is truly ready to be led by the Holy Spirit; however, there is another member attempting to gain control over us and that is our fleshly man or (the old man) the man we used to be before we got saved. There is no doubt that if we are not people of prayer the flesh will gain a stronghold in our lives, and it does not matter how long you have been saved, the flesh always desires to be in charge of our lives.
The Apostle Paul said it perfectly when he said “But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members (Rom 7:23).” Thus, child of God that which brought him into captivity to the law of sin was the flesh which continually fights against the law of God for supremacy in our lives, and the flesh follows hard after the things of the world. Therefore, we must strive to get closer to God each and every day.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason