Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. - Mark 14:38
I understand my flesh is weak. I understand my spirit is willing. I understand my need for prayer. I even understand being sleepy. But what am I watching for? If Peter had been watching, what would he have seen? While we don't always know how Satan will attack, I think Jesus is telling us to pay attention. Armies don't know when they will be attacked, but they know they will be attacked. Thus, they post guards and watchmen. They will be careful and not careless. I know at times I fail, but the more I can pray and pay attention to God and His working, the less likely I am to fail. How do I watch? Well, I read the Bible and pray but mostly I try to put God into every moment of my day. Watching for Him.
Let's be watching,