Are you Alert?

Well, I’m back, and alive, breathing and hmmm, yup all the above. After my flight back to the states I had an entire day and a half to unpack and then repack to leave for family vacation. We left on Thursday night at 3AM. Yup, bright and early. Since I was already used to being up at that time of night from being in Thailand I was able to put in some driving hours, but then I started getting tired and needed to hand the driving back over to my dad.
The plane flight was great. I had the opportunity to talk to two different people on my way over about the Bible. There was another guy who I would’ve tried to talk to, but he was an older Chinese guy and he didn’t know much English, in fact I needed to help interpret some of his English to the Stewardess which was quite funny. AND YOU KNOW WHAT. There wasn’t ANY crying babies on that flight, I don’t even think I heard a wimper. I still couldn’t sleep, but hey at least it was quiet. Don’t get me wrong, I like kids and babies, but being on a very very long plane flight with them is not my most desired experience…. Just being honest
In my devotions this morning I was reading the verse in Matthew 26:41… It says, “Watch and Pray, that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” I don’t know about the rest of you who read this blog, but as for me, my hearts desire is to follow exactly what the Lord wants me to do and to not fail. Unfortunately, like the disciples here I feel like a failure. The christian life sounds simple enough. God laid it out in his word, but I have this stinkin flesh to contend with and it gets me of course at times. I’ve made enough decisions that were dumb and by this time I wish I had a list to follow each day that told me the decisions to make. I know that may sound boring, but I sometimes think that way because then I wouldn’t make mistakes. *Sigh* I know thats not going to happen, so in order to make the right decisions I really need to follow this verse and “Watch and Pray”. I agree my spirit is willing, but also my flesh is weak.
So bottom line here, Be watchful, be alert, don’t go to sleep because it’s when your letting your mind waft through space that the devil has the opportunity to put his thoughts in your mind. Take each thought into captivity and pray about it. Watch to see what the Lord’s will is, be alert, attentive and Pray always. Challenging thought, well at least for me it is. I know ya’ll are little angels out there, lol J/K

As some of you know I made an iPhone App called “My Prayer Lists” and the Lord has been faithfully selling my app and taking care of my needs. I think more special to me though has been the compliments I’ve received from it. I can’t share them all, but I’ll just share the one I received yesterday morning:

“I just want to say that your Prayer Lists program has revolutionized my spiritual walk with God. I have never been so consistent, intentional and specific in my prayers, and I feel closer to God that I ever have before. I show all of my friends, and I can’t stop talking about it!”

It was quite a blessing to read that. Well, I apologize for the long post, but I hope that it was a blessing to ya’ll. Have a Great Day!

Bye!
Ben

One Comment on “Are you Alert?”

  1. >Wow! What an incredible testimony about the iPhone app! Praise the Lord! That must be especially fulfilling.

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