Deuteronomy 4:9 “…Stay alert. Keep close watch over yourselves. Don’t forget anything of what you’ve seen. Don’t let your heart wander off. Stay vigilant….”
It’s so easy to let your guard down. Obstacles to alertness/vigilance are busyness, complacency, pride, improper focus on others, fatigue, etc. So we are swimming upstream to stay battle-ready in this journey of serving God day-in and day-out. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, as they say. Alertness means examining myself for any weeds growing through the cracks in my heart, any strongholds starting to get a grip, any “idols” that are taking more priority over my love for God. While it’s fun to take the road less traveled or explore new adventures, the one kind of wandering we must never do is heart-wandering away from our Lord and Savior into any destination apart from Him. Fellow soldiers, let’s stay sharp today!