A daily devotional by the Reverend William A. Heasley
verse of the day
Monday, 3 July 2017
Keep your gaurd up. [ Ephesians 6 v 10-18 ]
Keep your guard up shouted the trainer to his man in the boxing ring, even though it was the last round , but he didn't, and his opponent took advantage,and landed a knock out blow, that settled the match. Here is advice for all of us to day keep our guard up, if we don't, there will be consequences. We know the say' keep your eye on the ball', Peter said to our,''Lord ,what about him?'', our Lord replied what is that to you? You follow Me'' John 21 v21-22]. Stop looking at other people, when you do you let your guard down, and you give the enemy an advantage. Nehemiah did not let his guard, and he finished his God given task[CP chap 6]. Nehemiah did something very important ,he was a man of prayer, we have it mentioned that he prayed. When we neglect to pray we are letting down our guard, and should not be surprised if we fall. When we pray we are calling on God to help us,we are acknowledging that we need His help,we need to take to heart what our Saviour said,'' apart from Him we can do nothing[John15 v5]''.I pray because I need to pray, Jesus prayed, leaving us an example, He told us that we should pray lest we fall into temptation[Mt 26 v41] ,He also told us another important truth, the spirit is willing but the body is weak[MT 26 v41]Consider those did let their guard down, great men of God, Moses with his temper, David in the area of sex, Peter in the area of courage.
Dear God help us to keep our guard up at all times lest we fall into sin,in Jesus name Amen.