When the miracle of Jesus’ birth took place, the Angel of the Lord came to shepherds who watched their flocks by night and announced the miracle. Heaven had something to show, and it was shown to shepherds who were awake at night, watching their flocks. That angelic visitation came at a time when people ought to be sleeping, but the shepherds were awake. They were awake at a time when God had something to show.
Friend, I pray for you: in times and seasons when God has something to show you, may you be awake to see and perceive what God has to show. May your eyes be open when God has visions to show you. May your ears be attentive when God speaks to you. May your humanity not stand in the way of the portals of the Spirit. May you be sensitive to know the heartbeat of God per time. May you be awake in the hour of divine encounter; may you be awake when your angel comes.
The shepherds were not as important as the teachers of the law, they were not as important as the priests and prophets, but they were awake, and God favoured them to see what others didn’t see. The only thing they did right was to be awake. Sometimes, the only difference between excellence and failure is sensitivity and availability at the time of your visitation. God often visits those who are ‘awake’ to receive Him.
Those shepherds became the tale bearers of what God had just done, but it all began with being awake to receive what God had to show. Because they were awake when it mattered, they became the mouth piece of God to announce what heaven had just unveiled on earth. If you make yourself available for divine encounter, you will become a custodian of divine information.
Ask God to keep you awake and sensitive in the time of your visitation. Ask God to cause your spirit man to be awake to the nudging of the Spirit of God.