Now I have to factor in tantrums, accidents and dirty nappies.
Reference: “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, (Luke 12:35 NIV)
Explore: Mornings at our house can be madness. We have three adults getting ready for work, two children needing to get to school, and a baby who could wake up at any time.
Long gone are the days when I could calculate down to the minute how long it would take me to get ready. Now I have to factor in tantrums, accidents and dirty nappies.
The only time that seems flexible is my preparation time. And so, the night before I try to get as much accomplished as I possibly can.
I’ll wash and dry my hair, I’ll make sure my clothes are clean and ironed, and I’ll leave as little as possible to the next morning. If only I could do my make up the night before!
If any of these steps get pushed into the morning then I’m bound to be rushing around the whole time feeling frazzled and stressed.
Application: I would say I’m a fairly organised person, so thankfully the frazzled mornings are kept to a minimum. But there are certainly other areas in my life where I could be a little more prepared.
This passage in Luke speaks of being prepared for our master, God. And I love where this passage is positioned.
It comes straight after the “Do not worry” passage. Another important reminder for us. But with these two passages together, Jesus was telling us we need not worry, but that doesn’t mean we should be lazy or unprepared.
We will never know what the future holds, but we do know God has plans for us to show His love. Let’s be ready so when we are called into action, we are ready to serve.
Prayer: Lord, may we keep active in our faith in all ways so when the time comes to serve we are ready and obedient. Amen.
What more can you do to prepare yourself for God?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.