Today’s Scripture Selection: Colossians 4:2

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”

I love it when scripture gets right to the point.

Oh, there are many passages that are long and profound and worth savoring bit by bit – like a good meal.

But there are other portions that are short and sweet, and no less profound.  Like this one from the end of the letter to the Colossians.

We can be, and are often, devoted to so many different things.

But here, we are counseled to be devoted to prayer.  And it reminds us that, when we are, we will both watchful and thankful.

We will be watchful…

Because our hearts, minds, and bodies will be attuned to the things of God – and the things which are not of God.

We will be thankful…

Because we will be so readily aware of God’s blessings.

Coupled together, our daily lives will be rich and full and we will be capable of doing great things in God’s kingdom, to God’s glory.

So be devoted to prayer – every single day.

And watch the miraculous unfold all around you.

Prayer: Lord, help me to remain both watchful and thankful, with a heart and mind of prayerful anticipation.  AMEN.

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