In the River Walk’s blog post titled, Out of Time, you’ll find an excellent read about time running out, without warning. Also, that some may find themselves in an unexpected situation:
“React: When the time runs out, when the game is over, I think a lot of people who consider themselves Christians are going to be surprised to find out that they’re actually on the losing side of the game. They think they are fine.”
If there is any significant, sudden event, how do you prepare for that event? Almost everyone knows the answer-and it is not five seconds prior to the event. Also a one-day flurry of activity is not a typical means to prepare. Instead, it’s best to prepare well, daily, in a sense. A bit at a time, keeping check, maintaining, etc.
How do we prepare for an event or day that is sure to be sudden, but is also unknown-the day when Christ’s followers will be leaving here? Moses gave the Israelite’s the Ten Commandments in Deuteronomy chapter 5, and then in chapter 6 Moses explained the greatest commandment. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:5-9
These sound like small, purposeful steps to me, and very ‘daily’. The Bible warned us before FEMA did-Be ready-and you already know, it’s kind of important.
You can also read this post, related to daily spiritual warfare, in a blog titled Joshua, Judges and Spiritual Warfare by Awake, O Sleeper, and Shine: The Light of Life has Dawned.