WATCH AND PRAY
*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*WATCH AND PRAY.*
Acts 20:31 *Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
At times, we pray but we fail to see the enemy coming.
The Apostle Paul and Peter both admonished on the importance of prayer when combined with watching.
An element of our prayer life is watching.
To watch is to pray and to pray is to watch.
It is dangerous not to see the enemy you have been praying against, coming.
Apostle Paul says in Acts 20:31, Peter corroborates in 1 Pet 5:8
Their abilities to write these stems from the power of foresight through the Spirit.
Paul warned the early church to be watchful, while they pray because some false teachers will come into their midst to divide them.
He further revealed how for three years he had been praying over this revelation.
The watchfulness is not passive but active. It is a watch that finds expression and meaning as to; exercise care, caution, to closely observe, be on guard.
Always watching just as always praying.
When you pray, watch. When you watch, pray.
Are you praying as you are watching?
To watch but fail to pray may just be as bad as not watching or careful enough
2 Thess 5:17 *Pray without ceasing.*
*Call to Word action.*
To pray but fail to watch may be as bad as not praying at all.
2 Cor 2:11 *Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.*
*The Christian clarion duty.*
Watch and pray: none is effective without the other, each with the other brings effectual result
1 Peter 4:7 *But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.*
Lord, help me to watch while l pray and pray while l watch. Let not the enemy catch me unawares, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day today.
God bless you.