ODB: Always Preparing

May 6, 2013

READ: 2 Timothy 2:19-26 

If anyone cleanses himself from [dishonor], he will be a vessel for honor, . . . prepared for every good work. —2 Timothy 2:21

While my son was home for an extended visit, he knocked on my office door one morning and asked me what I was doing. “I’m preparing for Sunday school,” I told him. Then, thinking about all the time I spend in my office, I said, “It seems like I’m always preparing for something.”

I’m grateful for the opportunities God gives me to reach out to others. There’s some stress, though, when you’re always getting something ready for somebody. It’s hard to balance priorities with the pressure to prepare a lesson, a message, or a document continually on your mind.

This idea of constant preparation intrigued me, so I checked the Bible to see if it talks about the subject. I found that we are called to always be preparing. A heart dedicated to God must be prepared to serve Him (1 Sam. 7:3). We are to be ready to do good works (2 Tim. 2:21) and to defend scriptural truth (1 Peter 3:15). And Paul reminds us that even our giving takes planning (2 Cor. 9:5).

That’s just a start. Living a life that pleases the Lord takes mental, spiritual, and physical preparation. But we don’t need to stress, because He will enable us with His power. Let’s ask God to guide us as we prepare to serve, honor, and tell others about Him.

— Dave Branon

Savior, like a shepherd lead us,
Much we need Thy tender care;
In Thy pleasant pastures feed us,
For our use Thy folds prepare. —Thrupp

The best preparation for tomorrow is the right use of today.

Source: Our Daily Bread

2 replies
  1. Robinson
    Robinson says:

    It really good to read about your daily-walk through with jesus.
    It inspires me to always keep preparing for something,something that will make me stand as a youth of christ
    felt good to read your post
    Keep praying and preparing for lord’s people
    God Bless!!

  2. min xiong
    min xiong says:

    Amen,have dreams of 2TCS actors,1 was slim down,1 was dead,dreams were about a year ago.Recent 2 actor’s dead,the photos show on paper are the same in my dreams.

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