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8.21.19 – Ready, Watchful, Focused, and Awake.

Well, I was going to write about one thing this morning and then everything took a sudden turn…I even had to start a fresh, new page.

The Lord is reminding me, urgently…to be ready to forgive, ready to repent, ready to search within my own heart every, single, day… ready to love, ready to move forward, to be refilled with patience and compassion each day.

He is reminding me, yes, to be watchful within myself, and around myself… but most of all, to keep my focus on Him. My Rock, my Truth, my Anchor.

Because in these dark days, the enemy will try to take our focus. He will try to take us from what truly matters. He will attempt to twist and confuse and cause chaos. It makes me angry how the enemy knows where he can get us, in those places of weakness, places of hurt, where we are wounded.

But when we keep our focus on the Lord, we will see Him clearly. We will have clarity.

“But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap. For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” – Luke 21:34-36

Shine Your light, Lord… within me, and around me, and before me to guide my steps. Help me to keep my focus on You, that I may have clarity, that I will be able to see any attempt of the enemy, or any area I have come into agreement with, any area within myself that is not of You. Give me the strength and ability to “stay awake” and to see Your truth. Thank you, Lord Jesus.

-Heather ?

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