Spirit Meat Daily Devotional 18-2-19
YOU NEED MORE THAN A WILLING SPIRIT; YOU NEED A CONQUERED FLESH
Spirit Meat Text – MATTHEW 26:36-46
One of the things that cause many people not to keep their hour of prayer is what the Lord said, ‘The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.’ This means you need more than a willing spirit to win in life, to pray successfully or to pray at all. You need more than a willing spirit to obey God. To do anything tangible and successful in life, you need a conquered flesh. It is easy for anybody to allow things to continue normally and naturally. It is easy to raise wayward children than to raise well-disciplined children because it takes an effort, it takes a price to do anything tangible. Everybody in life will naturally go on the easy road, but the champions are the ones who have decided to go on the road of destiny, even though it is rough and tough. The price is that they’ve conquered the flesh. The flesh does not want you to pray. If you don’t conquer the flesh, you won’t even fast and you won’t pray at all; but if you are going to pray and spend time with God, you will have to discipline your flesh, conquer your flesh, subdue your flesh, and then pray. Tomorrow, we will look at the second corollary to today’s topic, that is, “You need a conquered flesh”. We will learn how to subdue the flesh for a victorious prayer life.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive grace to move from just a willing spirit to perfecting the act of prayer. I will not just stay in the place of wishing but move on to carrying out my decisions in Jesus’ name, Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Leviticus 6:1-7:27, Mark 3:7-30, Psalm 37:1-11, Proverbs 10:3-4