Be watchful - Your adversary is on the prowl (1 Peter 5:8)

"Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour." - 1 Peter 5:8

As opposed to steeped in entertainment. Numb. Lukewarm. Unaware of your surroundings. Unaware of the battle being waged for souls and eternity every minute all around you.

I wish I had some sort of grasp on this. I wish I wasn't from the most comfortable nation in the world. A nation preaching to the rest of the world that their lives can be good if they seek comfort too.

When I was a kid I would imagine another spiritual realm and the angels and demons that prowled around it and sought to fight one another over our souls. The sad thing is I was probably closer to the truth then than I am now completely unaware of what happens and choosing more often then not to simply ignore it or not think about it...

I wish I was aware of the war, but I also imagine if I had any idea of the magnitude of the fight I would live in fear instead of fighting.

What will it take to wake me up? What will it take to wake you up? What will it take for us to be watchful and do what it takes to keep the devil from devouring those around us?