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Be a Watcher

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

Colossians 4:2 (NIV)



The shepherds were watching over their flock by night when Christ was born. Awestruck, the angels appeared to tell of His birth. They witnessed heaven's host sing "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men." Watchers get to see things that others never see.


The Lord is a watcher. His eyes search the whole earth to strengthen the hearts of those devoted to Him. Angels watch too! They move in the unseen realm, actively participating in the lives of the saints. The devil also watches, seeking whom he may devour. We, too, the children of the Lord, must become watchers. We must peer into the secret realm by faith to see what others do not see. We must watch and pray.


Prayerlessness opens the door for destruction while prayer preempts the devil's attacks. It renders the forces of darkness powerless in your life. Prepared saints are praying saints. How many attacks of the devil could you prevent if you prayed intuitively by th