1 Peter 4:7
But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
Beloved, all these things that bring us pride shall come to an end. Much of what we treasure today shall fade away sooner than we think. The false security, power and success we hold dear shall vanish into thin air one of these days. The kingdoms of this world shall become the Kingdom of our God and of His Christ (Rev 11:15).
How then should people who know that the end of the ages is near live? First, they should be sober–that word again! Parousia-conscious believers don’t live life carelessly. They don’t randomly drift through their existence. They are vigilant and diligent, awake and alert, fervent and faithful.
Second, they should watch unto prayer. They are sensitive and clear headed enough to pray. One version says they should be serious and disciplined for prayer.
Put differently, our prayers can be hindered by the clutter in our minds. Stress, confusion and restlessness of mind can render our prayer lives futile, brethren. Sometimes lack of an effective prayer life is not due to lack of power but lack of sobriety. So when the devil wants to make you prayerless, all he does is to congest your mind.
May your mind be sober, sound, decongested and clutter-free for effective prayer. God bless your Sunday!