Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Recently, I have issues with my computer. It begins a few months ago when, every time I attempt to view a video on Facebook, my mouse freezes up, and I have to reboot to clear up the problem. Annoying at least, irritating at best. Who doesn't want to watch fun, entertaining, and often enlightening videos? I know I do!
Thanks to my computer whiz of a stepson, Giovanni, a game card fixture is found guilty as charged for creating such havoc. Once he removes it, this headache is "Aleved."
Low and behold, as soon as I think the coast is clear, another problem rises to the surface. It might not seen crucial to the interim computer user, but it is of utmost importance to me and to probably many of you who maintain blogs and/or write for a living. When my computer relaxes into sleep mode and is jangled awake by my calling, the background photos on my home screen begin flickering and fluctuating with disturbing abandon. As I am looking to refine my third novel in Adventures in The Glade, I simply cannot see this happening in the midst of serious editing. It would be a travesty to lose the work due to some wanton computer glitch.
Something has got to give!
And give, it does.
My husband, Danny, simply issues a command to my errant computer to cease defaulting into sleep mode. He strengthens its willing spirit and banishes its flagging flesh with a click of the mouse.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if all of us, when we fall into the flashing, fluttering temptations that plague our lives, could be made whole so easily?
We need to turn to God; only He can strengthen us to stay awake.
Watch and pray.
For when we are weak, the Lord is strong, working within us and through us. Perfecting us so that our lives might reflect His love and honor His glory.
We all have weaknesses. Are you turning yours over to God that He might work wonders through you?
Prayer: Father, in our weaknesses and shortcomings, we fail to stay awake. We fall asleep instead of watching and praying for Jesus' return. We miss opportunities to witness to others about Your great love for all of us. Awaken our hearts, Lord. Help us keep watch vigilantly. Let our prayers come with every breath we breathe. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.