These shoes – the best $20 something spent thus far this year. One trip to Denver in 9” of snow and you realize the concept of the right shoes! Had I not taken the time to check the weather forecast and compare that to the preparedness of my closet I might have been left in the cold; literally.
Planning ahead, research prior to a trip makes sense. Equally, preparing for God’s tasks is also sensible but maybe not a tangible concept. We know He has created us for a purpose, even if we are not clear on the details at this time. And, He gives us a guidebook to walk in His light one step at a time. Yes, the Bible is that guide. How many of us only use His good book for an accessory to our Sunday attire rather than the survival guide it was meant to be?
13 “If only you would prepare your heart and lift up your hands to him in prayer! 14 Get rid of your sins, and leave all iniquity behind you. 15 Then your face will brighten with innocence. You will be strong and free of fear. 16 You will forget your misery; it will be like water flowing away. 17 Your life will be brighter than the noonday. Even darkness will be as bright as morning. 18 Having hope will give you courage. You will be protected and will rest in safety.
Preparation always pays off. We are directed to prepare our hearts including praise and prayer. Job was told by a friend that when we prepare for God to use us we become stronger and free of fear. Our lives are brightened and we become full of courage. The value add for the investment of time spent in the preparation is greater than the expense. The biggest challenge is trusting God with our time, heart, mind and soul. Are we willing to invest in prepping to be used by Him?