Aware of Thieves

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Two men came in and sat near us at our favorite wifi hangout in Budapest. They didn’t order, their eyes shifted around the restaurant, and then they began edging their chairs closer to our table. One of the waiters came to our table, bent down and whispered, “Please watch your purse and backpack. These men would like to steal it.”

Within moments the two suspicious men left the restaurant, aware we'd recognized their purpose. 

I was grateful for the waiter’s warning TO BE AWARE OF OUR SURROUNDINGS. Victims of crime are often distracted, oblivious to what’s happening around them.

We need this same awareness for spiritual safety. Music, reading material, TV, movies, foods, relationships, situations, and thoughts can bring us harm or good. 

Today let’s ask God to give us awareness of our spiritual surroundings.

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”* Jesus
*John 10:10, NIV

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9 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this reminder to be aware of our surroundings. It's so important and so easy to forget. Even in the comfort of our own homes, something like television programming can sneak up on us when we least expect it. I love your blog and daily devotionals and it's such an honor to be featured this week. I hope you have a blessed weekend ahead!

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  2. Hi Gail - I too am grateful when someone takes the time to give me a heads-up, look out, be aware. The word does that too. Its just to absorb it and remember and it will guide us away from trouble too.
    God bless and I hope you have a very blessed weekend
    Tracy

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  3. Great post. What goes in our mind stays there.

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  4. i've so often been prompted in my spirit to be aware - when shopping the charity shops the other day with my handbag in the cart several times i had to move it to keep everything within my reach of protection.. so i appreciate that you've brought this again to our attention in so many areas of life !

    hoping everyone has a blessed weekend ~ Grace & Peace !

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  5. As soon as I saw the new buttons on the bottom of your post I had to go make my own. I now have 20 + link up buttons in my side bar in the space that used to fit 2 : )

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    1. Yes, I think it is the best answer to the problem of unwieldy buttons. I've had fun with the program making icons for fb/pin/twitter too.

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  6. what a great analogy to an important message...

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  7. Great message even if this blog post is a couple of years old. Thanks for the insight.

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  8. I can't imagine that there are people, who walk around with ear buds in and also have their phone in their face. How can they have any idea of what is going on around them? It leaves me baffled!
    We should all thank the Almighty's watchers on the wall!

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