Are you prepared?
Battles of the soul. Every day holds challenges.
Battles Choices Challenges
Sometimes the trials are simple; a cranky relative, slow cashier, congested traffic….
Other days are a bit more complex; a bad report from the doctor, someone attacks our character, plans fall through, dreams die…
Not long ago, a visiting pastor shared about his tragedy. The setting was just before Christmas, all the presents were wrapped, the Christmas play was performed seamlessly without a hitch. His home was filled with Christmas cheer and good tidings as the music filled his home with warmth. And then it hit – like a lightning bolt. His son developed a virus and within 24 hours was gone. Just like that…..gone.
Although our days will not probably hold such difficult trials – they could come. It’s foolish to think they won’t. How’s your reserves? Are they full? Empty? Somewhere in between?
The pastor said he and his wife were prepared. I couldn’t believe my ears! But they were. Their cannons were fully loaded as they had clung to the Lord in the easy times. So they were as ready as they could have been for such a tragic loss. Their priorities were right, their relationship was strong, with each other, and the Lord. Deposits had been made daily – mentally, physically and spiritually.
Seasons ebb and flow. Load your cannon.
Work out those muscles – spiritual, physical, mental, financial.
Be ready. Battles and trials come in various forms. Earth shattering and peace rattling…..