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The watches of the night.
In Biblical times there were originally three times in the night that were set as times for those who would watch for the enemy advancing during the night. Later, in the New Testament times, it was increased to four times a night.
The watches of the night is meant for soldiers to be awake and keeping watch for the enemy coming. In the Garden of Gethsemene it was meant to be a time for the disciples to be praying with our Lord. I don’t think there’s a better time for prayer against the enemy or pouring out hearts out to the Lord, than to be praying during our own watches of the night.
Are you going through an intense battle right now? Are you needing some uninterrupted quiet with the Lord? I think you’ll find Him in the watches of your night too.read more
Have you ever heard this joke?
“What are you looking at?”
“I’m looking at you, looking back at me, looking back at you, looking back at me.”
I kind of had to give pause reading these verses in Psalms beause they remind me of this joke. Read it slowly.
“Who is like the LORD our God, who is seated on high, who looks far down on the heavens and the earth?”
God, our Father in Heaven, who is seated on a throne more royal and beautiful than any throne we can ever imagine — get this — actually looks down on us and watches us.
My body aches tonight. I am not sure what I’ve done, but everything from the waist down hurts.
But why complain? I can walk, stand, sit, lay down, move my head and joints, my heart is pumping blood, and I’m breathing. Sounds like some good stuff to thank God for, doesn’t it?
I’ve been struck by the same type of writing in the Psalms. Oftentimes David or Asaph will begin a Psalm in the most somber of tones. There is whining and complaining, fear, insecurity, indecisiveness, and downright depression. Yet, each of these Psalms does not stay in that tone or attitude.
But whatever season you are in, whether hard or easy, it will be our attitude of praise that will get us through it.
Go ahead. Complain, whine, kick and scream, cry, beat the wall or whatever else you need to do but when you are finished with your temper tantrum, turn your heart to the Lord and praise Him.
This is how David encouraged himself in the Lord. He strengthened himself in the Lord through remembering who God is, was, and will forever be. He remembered God’s faithfulness to him even through his sinful and most painful times in life. And even after the death of his son, he then went, clothed himself, ate and drank, then worshiped the Lord.read more
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and
he will establish your plans.
Proverbs 16:3 (NIV)