• Michael Haldas

Alertness


“If we cultivate responsiveness to God’s presence, develop the habit of asking and waiting on God, divine management can be the characteristic of our lives….Searching out God’s will demands alertness of spirit. Let us set aside the belief that we are in charge...When we place the details of our lives in Christ’s hands, seeking His will and accepting our Lord as the Governor of our life’s path, we will discover the joy of having an infallible Guide manage our choices at every moment.” (Dynamis 8/14/2012, 8/5/2015)

“God often goes before us in our daily battles, preparing the way and overcoming barriers. We need to follow him wholeheartedly and be alert to his leading.” (Life Application Study Bible, Deuteronomy 2:25)

We need to be attentive and alert in order to hear and understand God’s call and then act, knowing that God blesses even our mistakes.” (Unknown)

“The three apostles [Peter, James, and John] were exhorted to watch and pray several times [by Christ in the Garden], and no doubt truly desired to uphold their Lord in His deepest hour of need. Yet physical fatigue overcame spiritual alertness…We usually think that the mind controls the body, but it is often the opposite. To remain spiritually alert when fatigued is very difficult.” (Foundation Study Bible, Mark 14:39-41, Sacramental Living Blog)

"Sensible people should examine carefully both their strength and the degree of alertness of their soul's powers…” (St. Nikodimos)

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