Watching and Listening

I woke up at 4:45 a.m. I thought it was insomnia but when I saw the time, I decided to start my day. I got out my Bible Reading Guide and my devotions came to a screeching halt.

I printed off the October readings!

I logged on to my computer to print off the August readings and the background was a cabin on top of the trees. Only it wasn’t a cabin; it was a watchtower used to spot forest fires.

Habakkuk 2:1, “I will stand at my watch and station myself on the watchtower; and I will keep watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am reproved.” Modern English Version

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“The watchmen and watchtower, often used by the prophets to show an attitude of expectation (Isaiah 21:8, 11; Jeremiah 6:17; Ezekiel 3:17), are pictures of Habakkuk’s attitude of patient waiting and watching for God’s response. Stone watchtowers were built on city walls or ramparts so that watchmen could see people (enemies or messengers) approaching their city while still at a distance. Watchtowers were also erected in vineyards to help guard the ripening grapes (Isaiah 5:2). Habakkuk wanted to be in the best position to receive God’s message.” Life Application Study Bible Notes

My “watch” is at dawn. That is when I read the Bible, worship, and pray. Like Habakkuk, I patiently wait to hear from God. Sometimes the verse he shows me is uplifting, other times the verse brings correction. Either way, I want to hear it. He warns me of dangers ahead and by standing watch at my assigned time I protect the harvest He has for me.

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