“Blessed is the man that heareth me,
watching daily at my gates,
waiting at the posts of my doors.”
A Blessed man is a man who is diligent in the affairs of his life. He is attentive, his ears tuned to the whisper of the Holy Spirit whether it be a word of correction, encouragement or teaching. There is a blessing upon those who refuse to give themselves to the distractions of this life. There is a focus and recognition of the great need to walk circumspectly in this hour. It is an hour of great delusion, an hour of great subtlety, as we recognize the gathering of the storm in our land. It is a time of realizing that the resources of this hour will not be sufficient for the things that are coming. It is time for the people of God to seek, pursue, and to give of ourselves unto Him without reservation. He alone is our sufficiency. He alone is the abiding place whereby we find grace and provision for this DAY. The ability to hear and to be instructed is not optional, it is a necessity! The discipline of “watching DAILY” at His Gates, waiting at the posts of His doors and ever seeking to hear His voice must become the posture of our daily lives.
“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit
and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication
for all saints…”
Prayer is the means by which we stay alive and attentive to the Spirit. It is from this stance that we find our hearts and minds waiting at the door of His moving in our lives. How we need the fellowship that flows one to another from such hearts; to hold one another up in prayer and supplication that we may share in the ministry of our risen Lord! This ministry is to be one that is accomplished with perseverance and love. In the exercise of such things we become more like Him in the everyday flow of life; with and in Him so that we are aware of His Presence daily.
“Prayer is the most important thing in my life.
If I should neglect prayer for a single day,
I should lose a great deal of the fire of faith.”
MARTIN LUTHER (1483–1546)