LUKE 12:35-40

“Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning,
like men waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.
It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. I tell you the truth, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them.
It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the second or third watch of the night.
But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.
You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

As a servant who prioritise pleasing his master, it will be wise to be prepared at all times so that your master won’t meet you sleeping at your post. Jesus said to Peter, a wise and faithful manager is he who is found diligently discharging his responsibilities( luke 12:42-44).

If you are a servant of God, then you have to be wise and that is to be watchful. The watchman is supposed to be awake and not just that, but to also be ready to act.

One sure way of being watchful is by keeping your fire burning. Your fire will help you keep watch. It will help you in your preparation for your master.

To keep the fire on the alter burning, the levites had to keep adding wood to it(). Even in our local homes, when you use charcoal or gas, there should be a constant provision of the source of the fire. Immediately the wood , charcoal or gas is exhausted the fire stops burning.

Servant of God, you can’t have enough of God. To keep your fire burning, you need him more everyday. You can’t seek him enough, keep seeking him, it is required for continuous burning.

You can’t pray enough, you can’t read the bible enough and you can’t fast enough. You need to be doing it continuously to keep the fire burning.

Lastly, it’s an intentional effort to keep watching as a servant of God.


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