“Then He said to them, “Why do you sleep? Rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation.” Luke 22:46, NKJV.

Any woman can have muscles popping out of her arms and legs. Any woman can spend countless hours in the gym trying to look like Ms. Universe. However, God didn’t just save us so that we could look strong, He saved us so that we could be strong in Him. While exercise is beneficial, real strength is when we can resist the temptation to sin.

We all know how to live according to our fleshly desires, but now that we belong to Jesus, we have to learn how to live in a way that pleases Him. To be tempted doesn’t make us any less of a believer. It’s when we surrender to that temptation that it becomes a sin.

In the days before Jesus’ crucifixion, He asked His disciples to stay awake and pray with Him. He knew that great temptation of the enemy was lurking right around the corner and it would be advantageous that they pray. We are in that hour today, and a strong and consistent prayer life will help us not fall into sin. That’s why God nudges you at 3am in the morning, while the house is quiet, so that you can pray. That’s why He nudges you when you’re on your lunch break at work so that you can get alone with Him and pray. He sees what you do not see. He knows what is lurking around the corner.

My sister, you don’t have to give in to any solicitation of the enemy. You can rebuke him in the name of Jesus. Any time you resist temptation, you grow stronger spiritually. The devil knows this so he works overtime to try to distract God’s people from praying consistently so that he can cause us to fall. His ultimate goal is to destroy our effectiveness as believers and make a complete mockery of our God. But God says He will not be mocked, and whatsoever we sow, we will reap. While everyone around you is sowing to their flesh and reaping corruption, God wants you to sow to your spirit by spending time in prayer, and He promises you will reap life! This is how we bring glory to His name!

Prayer: LORD, thank you for challenging me by your Spirit to come up in my prayer life. Forgive me of all my wrong and wash me clean. Change my heart. Renew my mind. Help me to hate sin. I want to bring glory to you. So I sacrifice my time, LORD, and I ask you to establish in me a stronger and consistent prayer life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read Romans 8)

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6 thoughts on “Temptation”

  1. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Father for this word today, we have to stay in prayer, Thank God he knows what’s lurking around the corner, we don’t. Thank you God for giving me the time to pray In Jesus Name Amen 🙏🙏🙏

  2. In name of Jesus Amen thank you for your encouragement words. Lord I asked you to keep me stronger and my prayers Amen again and the name of Jesus Amen

  3. Yes my LORD FATHER GOD Forgive me of my Sins and help me to establish a Powerful Prayer life In YOU. I LOVE my ABBA PAPA forgive me, I die to self and bare the cross I give YOU all the Praise and GLORY in YOUR GLORIOUS MIGHTY NAME JESUS I Pray Amen Amen and Amen. Thank You my Sister Keisha for GODS WORD I So needed. LOVE and GOD BLESS You ALOHA Always Sister Chrissy ( Sister Keisha Where is Your Church located Church located? I’d love to visit one day Amen. PS Thank You for Your LOVE.

  4. Thank you for this message Keisha God Bless you , my prayer to God is always that i may have a life of prayer and commeunion with him in prayer and in reading the word. early in the morning is the best time to start our day in th he presence of God. Amen to this. Love you ❤

  5. Lord, I submit to Your Word tonight. May my prayer life strengthen my spiritual muscles. I know You want to help me in the areas I need moulding. May it be only through Your power at work in me which can do more than I ask… immeasurable power, oh God… may I glorify Your name. Through prayer I can overcome sin hindering my relationship with You.

    Just an encouragement for whoever will read this… God is at the disposal of our prayers… He’s just waiting for You to call on His immeasurable power.

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