Mark 14:37-38 He came back and found them sound asleep. He said to Peter, “Simon, you went to sleep on me? Can’t you stick it out with me a single hour? Stay alert, be in prayer, so you don’t enter the danger zone without even knowing it. Don’t be naive. Part of you is eager, ready for anything in God; but another part is as lazy as an old dog sleeping by the fire.”
The Bible talks about in Galatians 5 about living God’s way, the gifts He gives us and developing the willingness to persevere no matter what comes our way.
What happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard–things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely. Legalism is helpless in bringing this about; it only gets in the way. Among those who belong to Christ, everything connected with getting our own way and mindlessly responding to what everyone else calls necessities is killed off for good–crucified. Galatians 5:22-24
In the passage above Jesus chastises the disciples for not just falling asleep but for losing their focus on the task at hand. We are in a process. It is called RECOVERY and if we are to succeed in it we too need to STAY ALERT, BE IN PRAYER and stay focused on the task
Having gone through these steps and discovering the importance of an individual relationship with God through Jesus, I will try to live according to His principles and to lead others to a personal relationship with Him.
are you R.F.A?
We can lose focus without being aware of it. The process of recovery requires the continued practice of God’s principles if Spiritual growth.