Matthew 26:40-41, “And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
X. Pray for one hour – Meditation: Ponder spiritual themes. Joshua 1:8, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way propserous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
The world is seeking for success. All you have to do is watch television and see all the health, wealth and prosperity people advertising their “thing” whatever it is. People seem to spend their waking moments thinking about anything but spiritual things. We suppress them out of our minds. We don’t want to deal with them. We need to though.
You and I should be like the cow. A cow has multiple stomachs and when they chew up the grass or grain it moves through their digestive system from one to the other. I know this is gross; but, it is an accurate illustration.
We read the Bible; but, we don’t study It. We seem to glance over It; but, we don’t take time to digest it. Then when it comes time to pray we don’t have anything in our minds to meditate upon. If we fill our hearts and minds with God’s Word then there will be plenty to meditate upon.
So, how are you doing?