If it was within my power I'd hold every believer up in the days to come, but all I can do is teach and warn and instruct. The actual preparedness must be an individual undertaking, something we do ourselves for ourselves, knowing that time spent in prayer, praise, worship, reading the Word and learning to hear the voice of the Lord is never wasted time. Sooner or later these practices bear good fruit, and we will see the true and full measure of their benefit in our lives further down the line.
In His goodness God has given us ample time to clean house, prepare our hearts, anchor ourselves in His Word, and grow in Him. If we have squandered the time pursuing other things, or have been caught up in the frenzy of being caught away before we have to exert oursleves in any manner, there is still time to cling to Jesus, place our hope in Him, and steel oursleves for what is to come.
Realistic readiness beats unrealistic optimism each and every time.
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.
Realith Check Part 10