By Pastor Rodney Wilson
As a father . . .
It is so difficult to stay at my post and heart breaking when I find that I slipped off. I can look around and see the damage of me not being in position. I have to constantly remind myself to stand guard for my family. I must stay in prayer, stay in my Word, stay spiritually aware, stay connected to the Father, remain supportive of my wife, and keep teaching my family. The moment I get too busy, side tracked, physically tired, or discouraged I begin to pull away from the things of God. I begin to falter as a watchman on the wall. And sadly, it doesn’t take much for me to leave my post unawares. It’s not like I knowingly get down from my post. The slip is very subtle. The flesh in me does it easily and naturally.
As a father, every day, I must be ready to battle. Every night, I must be ready to battle…for my life, my wife, my children, my church and God’s Kingdom. While on this earth, the battle will never stop, and never ease up. As a father, every minute of every day is dedicated to standing on the wall of my home and church, spotting the enemy from afar and battling in the Spirit. It will only end when the Commander of the Armies of the Lord returns and makes all things right.
Until then, I stay at my post until told to get down. If I’m going to take hits anyway (according to Christ), I might as well go UP swinging!