My word of the year for 2021… prepare… for I believe Gods people need to prepare… for whatever He has planned.
But how do we prepare? For what do we prepare? How will we know when we are prepared enough?
The Bible tells us that our battle is not against flesh and blood, but if spiritual forces. I must, therefore, prepare myself for that battle.
How does a fire fighter prepare to fight fires? By learning about them and by fighting them… In Training, exercising the skills learned in small “controlled” fires, they hone their skills and review their techniques to prepare for the big fires.
So it is with our spiritual lives. Our spirits are made stronger by studying Gods word, praying and honing our skills to recognize spiritual forces in our lives.
I’m not sure exactly how I will know when I’m ready for battle, but daily reading and prayer will continue to build my skills.
My prayer this morning is for those who know Jesus as their savior to be preparing for their battle, lest the devil succeed in diverting their attention away from the preparation.