Be Prepared

You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him. Luke 12:40

We desire peace, but war is happening. We desire pleasant weather, but some places have been flooded. We desire health, but many have been affected by the pandemic. Whether we are affected directly or indirectly, it’s real. We all have questions about the world’s adverse events.

I do not intend to distress you. Cheer up and put your hope in the Master.

Prepare yourself. Seek the Kingdom and you will have provision during painful times.

Prepare your hearts above all.

Watch! Neither you nor I know the exact time the Master is coming back. That’s why we get ready. We wait. While our hearts are waiting, our feet are taking steps forward.

Let the lamp of our hearts burn with enthusiasm and expectation. When that lamp produces light, the carrier of that lamp will shine. Choose to shine.

Regardless of the climate of this world, our eyes are to stay fixed on the Master. It’s not easy unless we stand firm and lean on him. Look for his purposes in everything. Watch and pray. The secrets of this season will then be revealed to you—providing wisdom. We want to distinguish between truth and lies. We do not want to be deceived.

Allow God’s truth to take over your heart so you can radiate with hope. Hope beyond world events and what you’re going through.

Be ready! Our hearts should be ready. If you and I hear a knock on the door, we should be able to open with a smile.

Heavenly Father, help me to prepare my heart so I can wait for the return of the Son of Man with enthusiasm. Grant me hope today, in Jesus’ name.

Focus on maintaining a pure heart regardless of what happens, knowing that God can handle this and that he is our sovereign, loving Master.

By Fab Batsakis
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