Focus: Colossians 4:2 - KJV
2. Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
When God created man, He created him in His own image and likeness, into a domain He had created. Invariably, the habitat of man is known better by God, his creator, even as the creator is better placed to aid man to succeed in the form in which he was created as well as the habitat he was created into. It follows that man needs God to succeed in every bit of life. There are people who do not acknowledge God in any way or form, and are apparently successful. That which we observe of them and call success, is at best, a mirage. No wonder, Christ said we cannot do anything without Him. Prior to His coming, many had done things; but can we say any of them succeeded? If then we need God to succeed, and God is a Spirit whom we cannot see, there must be a way by which we can relate effectively with Him. That way is by praying, as prayer is the medium of communication between man and God.
Aside material success which is the focus of most men, there is also success in the place of destiny. That is, in doing and fulfilling what the Lord has created us for. To achieve that, we also need to be guided by the Lord who knows the full purpose for which each individual is made, and therefore can properly guide him into the fulfilment. It is therefore, imperative in the journey to destiny fulfilment to understand the signs of the times and fit properly into the will of God. Such understanding compels watchfulness for the signs. As clear as the signs may then be, we can now pray God, the author of life, to aid us into achieving that which we ought, in the material time, to fulfil destiny. While watching, one of the fundamental ways not to miss the target is to make prayers and supplications in the Spirit, since it is impossible to pray amiss while praying in the Spirit.
Dear friends, life is full of upheavals and for us to navigate the world and succeed in life, we need the help of the father. Even Paul the apostle sought prayers for himself to be able to confront the adversities facing him with the truth of the Gospel despite being in chains. Bondage can be a great demoralizer in the journey to the kingdom. However, with proper attention and prayers, we are able to overcome. Let us therefore, not confront situations and circumstances with our head knowledge, but by the help of God, through the instrumentality of prayers based on the outcome of our watchfulness.
SOLUTION: Paying attention to things happening in our clime, environment and the world, is important to understanding the times and the seasons; praying to God for assistance in matters of life, is key to succeeding thereat. Let us therefore, learn to watch and pray in all seasons and times.
Please pray: Father, all the signs you have asked us to watch for are now evident on earth at this time and by them we know that you are about to return for your Church. Please keep us in righteousness that we may meet with you when you come as your acceptable bride in the name of Jesus. In all that we do, make us part of the team that you will be taking to yourself in Jesus’ name.
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