When Prepping for Battle, Pray First

I have been preparing for another school year, anticipating again being in the roll of encourager and motivator while no one is encouraging or motivating me. And an underlying dread was creeping in because of the weight of that.

Then, the Holy Spirit reminded me to pray as I am preparing and imparted the ok to say no to coaching this year so my burden is lighter. It is someone else’s turn this year. I will get back to it. And in addition, I received encouragement and motivation from an unlikely source and that affirmed it and gave me a boost in courage. And further, the Lord encouraged me and motivated me in the book of Numbers. Seriously, do not underestimate the power of the Holy Spirit when reading the written Word.

So pray first. Pray as you are preparing. And this gives God a chance to help and He always does. Praise God!😄❤❤❤

Preparedness

In Florida, we know that hurricanes happen sometimes in the summer, so we talk about hurricane preparedness. In the Midwest, people talk about tornado preparedness. All over the country we have ways to prepare for floods, fires, earthquakes, etc. And many rehearsals are carried out to know that we know these things in school, from an elementary age. Spiritually, we are told in the Bible that hard times and an end of this world are coming. So, where are the preparedness plans? Interestingly, the plans are set out, laid out very clearly in the Book that tells us what’s coming. Yes, the Bible is very informative and helpful, not just decorative. 🙂 What is the plan? How do we prepare for difficult times and an end to this world (which has to happen before the start of the new world)? We pray all the time to the One that holds all these events in His hands. We read the Bible often to keep ourselves focused, memorizing as much Scripture as we can so we have it in times our Bibles may not be as accessible as they once were. We encourage each other and meet together with other Christ followers to draw strength from each other and help each other. And lastly, we continue to live right, showing others the fruits of the Spirit and standing strong in our faith and truth and hope. When the hard times are over and done and we are still standing for Christ and have not faltered, we will be rewarded with a heavenly home and then a new earth home. We then will never have to deal with sin and sadness, crime and neglect, persecution and poverty, ugliness and pain. It will all be over. So, our preparedness will save our souls.