I will stand at my guard post and station myself on the lookout tower. I will watch to see what He will say to me and what I should reply about my complaint. Habakkuk 1:15 HCSB
I am part of the Watchman Prayer Ministry at our church. My time to “watch” and pray for the ministries of our church is on Thursdays at 7:00 am. There is a lady who prays the hour before me who calls to pass the “watch” on to me. Similarly, when I am finished with my hour of prayer I call the man who prays the hour after me to pass the “watch” on to him. We have over 120 people who are a part of this important ministry who “watch” or pray for one hour each week.
In Biblical times, stone watchtowers were usually built at each corner of a city so that watchmen could see anyone (enemies and messengers) approaching the city while still a distance away. Men would take a “watch” or period of time to “watch” in the watchtower. This was not very exciting work but very important work because it brought safety and security to the city. If an enemy was coming, the watchman would alert the townsmen so they could close the city gates and prepare for battle. Habakkuk was willing to patiently wait and “watch” for the Lord to respond to his complaint.
Challenge: Pray that God would watch over you and protect you from your enemy, the evil one, Satan. Be patient and wait on the Lord. He will guide and direct your steps if you only seek His will in your life. Consider starting or participating in a Watchman Prayer Ministry at your church. Read Proverbs 3:5-6.