by Gail Rodgers
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It is easy for our awareness of God to diminish in our busy schedules. It is easy to lose our observant eye and ear as we rush from one thing to the next! In the noise and commotion of life, it is easy to miss the still, small voice within us.
How do we remain vigilant in our Christian walk?
A vigilant person is watchful and alert. He is observant with an eye to the future and is on guard for dangers or pitfalls.
A vigilant person pays attention to the little things in his life and in his relationships. He is careful with his money knowing that the little things can add up to be big things. He is alert to the subtle slip in important relationships. He takes the time to mend the small tears in the relationships around him, knowing this will make them stronger in the future.
A vigilant person is wise in tending his marriage. Wherever he can he seeks to sow seeds of approval, appreciation, affection and attention in this most important of human relationships.
“Be very careful, then, how you walk—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:15-16).
As you walk through this day ask God to help you be observant to His still, small voice nudging you. When you are attentive in your relationship with God He will help you grow to become more aware and vigilant in your life and relationships.
~Father God, thank you that You can help me grow in becoming more vigilant. I know I am not always as careful as I should be in how I walk and how I tend my relationships. Help me to be on guard against the slow erosion that can happen in relationships when I become too busy. Help me to see how my hurried life distracts from some of the most important tasks I have in building for the future. Remind me to make the most of the opportunities I have each day to build into the relationships with those I love. The days are evil, Lord; there is much to pull us away from each other and from You. Help me to be wise. Fill me with Your Spirit and help me to be watchful and alert as I guard my heart and my home. In the strong name of Jesus I pray, amen.
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Questions: How do we remain vigilant in our Christian walk? Take some time today to evaluate how you can be more vigilant as a child of God.
About the Author: Gail Rodgers