Besides this you know what [a critical] hour this is, how it is high time now for you to wake up out of your sleep (rouse to reality). For salvation (final deliverance) is nearer to us now than when we first believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Christ, the Messiah). The night is far gone and the day is almost here. Let us then drop (fling away) the works and deeds of darkness and put on the [full] armor of light. Romans 13:11-12(AMPC)
Whatever you are awake to, you are plainly and clearly aware of. You fully know what’s going on and you’re not just a passive spectator but you actively participate.
While all of us are awake to what’s going on around us from a natural, physical, and worldly point of view, very few and even so not all the time are awake to what’s going on in and around us from a spiritual, heavenly, or God’s point of view.
We ought to be spiritually awake. We should be awake inwardly. It’s of the essence that we are awake to the things that matter the most, the unseen realities that are the cause and effect of the things we see and feel.
When all we are thinking about and are concerned only and overly with are the things that cater for the physical body, and the mind, then we are awake to the flesh but asleep to the spirit. We are awake outwardly but asleep inwardly.
But when we consider and are conscious of the things that foster our spiritual wellbeing then we are awake to the spirit.
For example every day we wake up with the consciousness of natural existence, the need to feed in order to sustain physical life.
We are always awake to that.
But even more than that we should be awake to our spiritual existence, sustenance and wellbeing. We should wake up every day with the consciousness that we are spirits, we are spiritual, we ought to be spiritually nourished, built up, strong, alert and functional.
Jesus said we do not live by bread alone but by every word proceeding from the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4.
We are always alert to and aware of what people think and say about us. Yet all they say most of the time is differing, untrue, contradicting facts.
We should much more than that be alert to and aware of what God thinks and says about us. We should be awake to God’s opinion of us because it’s the truth.
Jesus was aware that people thought and said things about Him.
Matthew 16:13-14 (NKJV) When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So they said, “Some [say] John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
But Jesus was more awake to what the Father knew, was convinced of and said about Him.
Matthew 16:15-17 (NKJV) He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed [this] to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
In the same way we should keep awake to what our Father God knows, is convinced, and says about us, the things concerning our lives – our health, livelihood, family, and pursuits.