I was called yet again to pray today. This time, a friend enlisted my prayers to help keep her focused on the project at hand. The enemy of our souls loves to keep distracting us with seemingly worthwhile things that, upon further inspection, are just distractions keeping us from accomplishing the goals set before us. We must be diligent in our decision to live for God.
Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes...Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with...the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith...the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests...be alert and always keep on praying...Ephesians 6:11-18 (NIV)
We must be prepared for what is waiting up ahead.