Sunday, August 15, 2021

August 15

My dogs get up early, so I take them out the front door to tinkle, so they don’t wake up the neighbors. But because my neighbors have cats that like to roam through our yard, I have a hard time containing them to the front, and nearly every morning, they run to the back yard, barking on a trail. Is it my dog’s fault if my neighbors are awakened by the barking or their cat’s fault for wandering through my yard? My dogs protect their yard from intruders; they are only doing what they are supposed to do. The cats are trespassing. Everyone gets mad when dogs bark, but it’s the cat that has given reason for the disturbance. 

Don’t get mad when other Christ-followers sound the alarm to try and awaken the sleepers. The enemy has been dancing in our yard and leaving his scent all over the place. We have allowed him to run rampant through our streets, and now it seems too late to stop him; the damage has been done, and we are powerless. However, we have a mighty force leading us in the way of righteousness, and it is he whom we must depend. Continue to ramp up your prayer for our country and the people worldwide, and sound the alarm to wake up the sleepers. All warriors are needed on the battlefield, stat! Don’t crush the spirit of those who are barking; that may be the only warning you get.

Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. Romans 13:11-12

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