Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak. —Mark 14:28
Communication in warfare is vital. Down through the ages there have been different forms to communicate between “command post” to and among the front lines. There have been runners to verbalize the message, runners to carry a written communication, flags to signal a message, Morse code, radio… Without the needed interaction between those in command and those taking commands, there would be real problems resulting in disaster.
So it is with those who follow the Lord Jesus. If there is not constant communication in this spiritual warfare we are involved in, then we are going to be in great danger. Oh, too many of us do not understand or think that this is the case, but if we are not listening to our Lord and communicating with Him on a regular and frequent basis, then we are in peril of being knocked out of the battle and becoming “spiritually” wounded.
So, are you listening to Him? Are you talking with Him? The disciples in the verse above were told that the body is weak and they were in danger of temptation when prayerless. The flesh does not want to spend the time with Jesus, but our inner man knows we need to and wants to. Oh, that we would listen to the inner man and be faithful in communication with our dear Lord Jesus throughout our days. May it be so.
Father, please help me to spend that vital time with Jesus. Oh, that I would listen to Him and speak with Him often and not just in the morning or evening, but throughout the day. I am so grateful that I can speak with You at anytime, regardless of what I am doing or where I am. Oh, that joy would fill my heart at knowing this!