Nehemiah 4:9 Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.
They prayed to God. They knew they needed what only God could do, but while they were praying, they were watching. They set up guards. They needed God to answer and work, but they knew that they would need to be vigilant.
Too often I think that we pray and want God to work while we do nothing. We do not put up guards in and around our life. We make light decisions we pray over and then place little to no effort in carrying out.
That work in real life. It isn’t what you see in the Bible. You have to go out to war. You have to plant the crop. You have to set up the guards. You pray, but you work and pray.
Notice they prayed and set a watch. They prayed and took precautions. If you want victory over porn, addictions, lying, or any other sin you will need to pray and take steps to win.
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