I am the type of person that will run from any preparation that needs to get done. Majority of my life I have been just ‘winging’ plans, chores, packing, the list can go on and on of the things that I put off. My thought was always ‘it will all work out’ regardless of the effort I put in. Now I am in a new season of my life, and I absolutely cannot have this mentality or I will drown.
As I think of preparation and the need to stay on task and have all that is planned in order, I hear my husband’s voice in my head. One of his famous sayings is to ‘stay ready so you don’t have to get ready.’ And he told me this saying many of times but, it wasn’t until just recently it finally clicked in my head that I need to get ready and be ready.
In my life and schedule, it is great to prepare for the upcoming task or get ahead of my schedule when I can. I am learning that now it is so relieving when I do this. There is relief and a lightness when I put time aside to prepare.
When my husband says ‘stay ready so you don’t have to get ready’ he connects this with our spiritual walk. As believers we need to submerge ourselves in the Word of God in every season. Not, just when we are dry and need refreshing. We need to be in the Word when we are also overwhelmed in His goodness to steady and keep ourselves ready for anything that will come at us living in this fallen world.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV
“All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.”
As we read the Word daily and make time to spend this scheduled time with God, we are able to be ready for all things. I know I am covered and submerged in the Word, and I have His Word for comfort, peace, guidance, and direction when life comes my way. I can stand firm and know the God I serve.
Psalm 119:105 ESV
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
So, I encourage you friends, to stay in the Word. Find time to spend with God in His beautiful love letter that He has given us.
Matthew 4:4 ESV
“But He answered, it is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”