Ever had a hard time staying focused when you pray?

This quick tip is a simple fix you can immediately use to help you be more focused and more intentional when you pray!

– – –
Here are some other videos people like:

Jesus Takes On the Coronavirus:

What Jesus Says About Depression:

What Jesus Says About Anxiety:

– – –

✅ Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay up to date on What Jesus Says About topics important to you:
https://youtube.com/c/whatjesussaysabout?sub_confirmation=

🗓 New videos drop every Thursday at 12PM CST!

– – –

☞ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chris_paavola

– – –

ABOUT WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT
This channel is a quick and easy place for you to find What Jesus Says About topics important to you.

No 30-minute sermons. No five-dollar words. No hard sell. I just do my best to let Jesus speak for Himself so you can respond for yourself.

WHY I DO THIS
What Jesus Says About is sponsored by THRED, an organization committed to open and honest conversations about life, faith, and Jesus.

I’m a husband. I’m a father through adoption and foster care. I’m also a pastor of a church. My life mission is to “do whatever it takes so as many as possible can see Jesus”. This channel is one of the ways I live that out. <br> <h3>Auto Generated Captions</h3>

You want to be informed, but the information is overwhelming.

Sure, there’s good news, but only after you scroll past or listen through the onslaught of pandemics, protests and politics.

So you’re left with a few choices when you have news fatigue–you could avoid the news altogether, but that comes at the expense of ignorance. You could cherry-pick where you get your news, but that comes at the risk of misinformation. You could keep logging onto or turning on the news, but that comes at the high price of personal well-being.

Fortunately, there’s another choice when you feel information overload and news fatigue, and it’s a lesson we find when Jesus was fighting news fatigue.

– – –
Here are some other videos people like:

🔴Jesus Takes On the Coronavirus:

🔴What Jesus Says About Depression:

🔴What Jesus Says About Anxiety:

– – –

✅ Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay up to date on What Jesus Says About topics important to you:
https://youtube.com/c/whatjesussaysabout?sub_confirmation=

🗓 New videos drop every Thursday at 12PM CST!

– – –

☞ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chris_paavola

– – –

ABOUT WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT
This channel is a quick and easy place for you to find What Jesus Says About topics important to you.

No 30-minute sermons. No five-dollar words. No hard sell. I just do my best to let Jesus speak for Himself so you can respond for yourself.

WHY I DO THIS
What Jesus Says About is sponsored by THRED, an organization committed to open and honest conversations about life, faith, and Jesus.

I’m a husband. I’m a father through adoption and foster care. I’m also a pastor of a church. My life mission is to “do whatever it takes so as many as possible can see Jesus”. This channel is one of the ways I live that out. <br> <h3>Auto Generated Captions</h3>

Ever feel like you’re in a losing fight with temptation?

Even if you’re not a follower of Jesus, you know the temptation to do what you don’t want to do and not do what you want to do. From cheating on your taxes to cheating on your diet, temptation is a universal experience. And the problem with your victory (or failure) over temptation yesterday is that it does little to help you with today’s battle.

But Jesus’ description of the inner-workings of temptation give you and I a powerful insight on how to get better at fighting temptation.

Cake included.

– – –
Here are some other videos people like:

What Jesus Says About Ending Quarantine:

What Jesus Says About Depression:

What Jesus Says About Anxiety:

– – –

✅ Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay up to date on What Jesus Says About topics important to you:
https://youtube.com/c/whatjesussaysabout?sub_confirmation=

? New videos drop every Thursday at 12PM CST!

– – –

☞ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chris_paavola

– – –

ABOUT WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT
This channel is a quick and easy place for you to find What Jesus Says About topics important to you.

No 30-minute sermons. No five-dollar words. No hard sell. I just do my best to let Jesus speak for Himself so you can respond for yourself.

WHY I DO THIS
What Jesus Says About is sponsored by THRED, an organization committed to open and honest conversations about life, faith, and Jesus.

I’m a husband. I’m a father through adoption and foster care. I’m also a pastor of a church. My life mission is to “do whatever it takes so as many as possible can see Jesus”. This channel is one of the ways I live that out. <br> <h3>Auto Generated Captions</h3>

so take a look at this this is it
birthday cake for my daughter’s birthday
yesterday these are my running shoes so
I can work out I want to do this I need
to do this a couple videos ago I made a
video on what Jesus says about
quarantine and we looked at this time
where Jesus was you know in the desert
for forty days being tested and there
seems to be this connection between a
time of isolation and a time of testing
and so I thought let’s go ahead and make
a video on what Jesus says about
temptation and how to fight temptation
that maybe can be helpful for you and me
as we you know go through our own social
isolation but first I got a workout
you’re in my basement because you know
the gyms are closed
[Music]
so you might not agree with Jesus’s idea
of sin and that’s fine but you do
understand this idea and doing something
you don’t want to do or not doing
something you do want to do and this
idea being tempted for Jesus he grew up
reciting Jewish Scriptures and the
Scriptures talk about like God leading
us in paths of righteousness or meeting
us in the way everlasting and so this
idea of temptation or sin is this idea
of stepping away from what God wants so
that’s what Jesus is talking about when
he talks about temptation and there’s a
couple concepts that we can actually
apply here first I need to catch my
breath take a quick shower no write this
up okay all done
so the night that Jesus is betrayed and
arrested and all that kind of stuff he’s
with his disciples in a garden and he
tells them and he knows his arrest is
coming and so he tells them to watch and
pray so that you will not fall into
temptation and here again we see this
idea that temptation leads us away from
the path of righteousness in the way of
everlasting life but what’s so
interesting is that he tells them to
pray because the Spirit is willing but
the flesh is weak and right here we see
three things that we need to keep in
mind when we’re trying to fight
temptation and I’ve got a little
demonstration here I’ll do for you so
first Jesus says that there is the power
of your flesh like this is like your
body or your flesh that’s not a bad
thing and Jewish thought your flesh is a
good thing that your body was made by
God and your body was made with
appetites and those can be a good thing
like you have the appetite to eat that’s
a good thing but the problem with your
appetites is there’s no regulator on
them when our appetites rule us that’s
when things become destructive and so
like suddenly a good appetite like
eating or sex or sleep all of a sudden
we can be given into those things and we
have no control over them basically your
flesh is like pac-man it’s just like
more and more and more and more but then
Jesus says there’s also another power at
work it’s your willpower and this is
like what you want to do this is your
desires but the problem is is that your
willpower is weaker than your flesh and
this is why you do things that you don’t
want to
do and don’t do things that you do want
to do because your willpower is less
than your flesh is power so Jesus’s
solution to this is to go ahead and pray
and at first it seems really simple but
now think about what’s happening when
you pray you’re actively involving your
body and doing something that you want
to do and so like you’re now channeling
your flesh is power towards your
willpower and suddenly your willpower
becomes greater than your flesh is power
but it’s not just your effort Jesus says
that when you pray you tap into God’s
power for what you want to do and all of
a sudden you have a power outside of
yourself to do what you want to do and
so Jesus tells his disciples to pray to
ask for God’s power to give their will
power over your flesh and the same thing
is for true for you and I when we’re
trying to fight temptation pray and ask
for God’s power to give your will power
over your flesh and remember when you
pray to not just silently think your
careers but to actually physically
engage your body and and move your lips
and make a sound and say something like
God give me strength to and then fill in
the blank for whatever it is that you
need at that moment and I get it this is
so easy to dismiss but listen if it
worked for Jesus then you might as well
give it a try and there’s way more I
could say obviously but that’s what
Jesus says about temptation it’s time to
respond for yourself how do you react to
what Jesus says here and then also do
you have anything that you do to help
you fight temptation maybe it’s a you
know accountability or journaling or
whatever what is it that you do to fight
temptation and go ahead and leave it in
the comments below and I’d love to see
we have to say there thanks so much and
we’ll see you soon
[Music]
I earned it
[Music]

There’s no wrong way to pray, but there is a better way.

The more I read the teachings of Jesus, the more I realized that my prayers didn’t sound like the prayers in Scripture. Not because my prayers weren’t bold enough, or long enough. But because my prayers were missing something.

And I’ve prayed with enough people over the years, that I’m willing to bet the same is true for you.

The good news? It’s a really, really simple fix.

– – –

✅ Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay up to date on What Jesus Says About topics important to you:
https://youtube.com/c/whatjesussaysabout?sub_confirmation=

? New videos drop every Thursday at 12PM CST!

– – –

? Read the entire account mentioned in the video for yourself:
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+7%3A7-11&version=NIV

– – –

☞ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chris_paavola

– – –

ABOUT WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT
This channel is a quick and easy place for you to find What Jesus Says About topics important to you.

No 30-minute sermons. No five-dollar words. No hard sell. We just let Jesus speak for Himself so you can respond for yourself.

WHY I DO THIS
What Jesus Says About is sponsored by THRED.org, an organization committed to open and honest conversations about life, faith, and Jesus. You should check them out on the interwebs at: https://www.thred.org

I’m a husband. I’m a father through adoption and foster care. I’m also a pastor of a church. My life mission is to “do whatever it takes so as many as possible can see Jesus”. This channel is one of the ways I live that out. <br> <h3>Auto Generated Captions</h3>

regardless of what you think about
prayer whether you’ve never prayed
before or whether you pray everyday I
think what Jesus says about prayer is
gonna challenge all of us let’s get
right to it hey everybody my name is
Chris Popolo and welcome to what Jesus
says about where Jesus speaks for
himself so you can respond for yourself
and don’t forget to hit like and
subscribe in that little bell below so
you can stay up to date on what Jesus
says about topics important to you now
when you look at what Jesus says about
prayer maybe you’re one of those people
who says prayer doesn’t work just leave
your thoughts and prayers to yourself
please or maybe you’re one of those
people who believe you know all you got
to do is believe hard enough and God
will give you whatever it is you’re
asking for but you look at what Jesus
says about prayer I think it challenges
all of our expectations because when you
take all of Jesus’s teachings on prayer
and you kind of look at them as a
collective whole there’s one word that
keeps on popping up that I think it’s
the heart of what Jesus is trying to
teach like for instance this is one time
where he’s teaching this crowd of people
about prayer and he says which of you if
your son asks you for bread will give
him a stone or if he asks for a fish
will give him a snake if you then though
you are evil know how to give good gifts
to your children how much more will your
Father in Heaven give good gifts to
those who ask now one possible reaction
here is like oh really okay God’s gonna
give me whatever I ask for
you know golden goose God’s not real
prayer doesn’t work but that’s treating
these words of Jesus like their case law
or that he’s legally bound to these
words and if you remember the beginning
what he said it says which of you if
your son asks you for bread this this is
getting to the heart of a father and a
parent-child relationship but there’s
another word and what Jesus teaches here
that you’ll see over and over again and
Jesus is teaching on prayer that I think
is a really powerful word for us to look
at it’s this word ask I tell people all
the time that they can ask for anything
in prayer because the ask is yours
the answer is his when it comes to
people will say things like oh hey can I
borrow the keys to your car or have
go out of town for the weekend can you
watch my house for me but when it comes
to asking God for things we’ll say
things like Oh God hey please be with my
aunt Cindy and her hip surgery or God
please give us safe travels on our trip
and the difference between when we ask
people for things and we ask God for
things comes down to this little thing
called a question mark and one of the
ways that you can live out those
teaching to ask God for things in prayer
is to remember the power of a question
mark because the ask is yours the answer
is his so it’s not God please heal my
aunt Cindy’s hip period it’s God will
you please heal my aunt Cindy’s hip
question mark it’s not God give me a
safe travels period is God will you
please give us safe travel question mark
and suddenly there with the power of a
question mark now I’m freed up to ask
for bold things God will you please heal
my marriage question mark God will you
please come and help our financial
situation question mark and you’re free
to ask for bold impossible and
incredible things because the ask is
yours and the answer is his so here’s
what I would like to hear from you think
of the last thing that you prayed to God
for word the last time you ask God for
something think of whatever it was think
of the last thing it was okay and once
he got it in your mind change it and do
a question put a will you or can you in
front of it and then put a question mark
at the end of it and watch what happens
and and then leave your reaction in the
comment section below it was that
strange was a different what was
different about it leave that in the
comment section below and also I’ve got
some other videos on prayer that you can
check out right over here thank you guys
so much and we’ll see soon

What Jesus says about prayer made everyone uncomfortable. How about you?

How you address someone in a conversation sets the tone for the relationship. When a student addresses a teacher by “mister” it means something entirely different than when a teacher says it to a student! And in this video, when you hear what Jesus says about prayer and what Jesus says to call God, it’ll not only the way you think about prayer, it’ll change how you think about your relationship with God.

Read the entire account mentioned in the video for yourself:
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+6%3A5-8&version=NIV

Don’t forget to hit LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you stay up to date on What Jesus Says About the issues most important to you!

New videos every Thursday at 12PM CST!

Contact

If you’d like to hear what Jesus says about a particular topic, or if you have a question, send an email to: WhatJesusSaysAbout@Gmail.com

Join us for our next large group gathering: Sunday, June 26th from 10-11AM