This is an invitation to be a part of a 6 week ‘community’ for the purpose of positioning ourselves to move toward that goal of a heart fully given to Him by feasting on the living Word of God and attending to a few spiritual disciplines that we all, in the midst of the busyness of daily life, need to be refocused on from time to time.
Ramparts are defined as ‘the protective, outer defensive walls of a castle-a means of protection or defense; a bulwark, the most important form of defense’. If we are not ‘watchful’, our protective ‘boundaries’ (our unwavering faith and trust in the powerful living God, with Whom all things are possible, and the truth of His Word) can begin to crumble under the weight of this ‘world’.
‘Watch the ramparts’
is a prayer strategy with an emphasis on our total spiritual health, in order that we may be encouraged and strengthened to stand firm in the faith and on the firm foundation, Jesus Christ, rather than unwittingly finding ourselves on shaking ground, building nice looking, impressive ‘sand castles’, realizing that we’ve built in a sense with ‘sand’ (like wood, hay, and stubble: 1 Corinthians 3:10-15) and are unable to withstand the storms of ‘misinformation’ in this world.
Instead, may we allow God to build ‘the real thing’ in our lives: magnificent castle structures with watchtowers, that we are able to see what is coming and shall not be taken by surprise, and strong ramparts, that we can say ‘I KNOW whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able’ (2 Tim. 1:12) and I WILL ‘contend earnestly for the faith’ (Jude 1:3) and be an overcomer and stand firm.
Please pray about accepting this invitation.
I am so excited to see what God is going to do IN and THROUGH us!