While You Sleep!
“But while everyone was sleeping, their enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and left.” Matthew 13:25
There is a big house in a town I once lived in; it was a half-fenced duplex beside the road. Just in the middle of a particular night, armed robbers were jumping the fence into the compound. Fortunately, this rich man was not sleeping at that point, and he could see them from his room at the upper part of the house. He quickly picked his phone, called necessary security officials in town, and quietly protected all major entrances to the building.
The robbers struggled to enter for almost half an hour before the security men could finally rescue the building. Can you imagine? There are so many times we lost things, and we can’t even tell how it happens. While we sleep, that is when the enemy chose to come and destroy treasure. It’s not always about the night; it’s about who is not sleeping. What if the rich man was sleeping at that point? The enemies would enter and sow their dangerous seeds.
1 Peter 5:8 says, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walked about, seeking whom he may devour.”
That is to the physical properties, how much of damages can we record in the spirit. Until we are spiritually awakened, the devil won’t stop sowing the seeds of sin into our lives. And that is the greatest peril that can fall upon humanity.
The devil knows that it is the best time for Him to operate once your spirit is asleep. He would come, sow the seed of sin and then make you lose all spiritual blessings. In the days you are too lazy to pray or read the Word, know that the devil is about to rob you of something great. Please don’t fall victim; wake yourself up lest he sows bad seeds while you sleep. Proverbs 28:15 says, the devil is “Like a roaring lion, or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a helpless people.”
1. Lord, I ask for the grace to be disciplined, strengthen me to serve you at all-time irrespective of the things that might come my way. I refuse to be a victim of the enemy, awaken my spirit and give me life in Jesus’ name.