Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Be Prepared

We must learn patience for all good things take time. We must learn to prepare ourselves for the long journey as well as the joy of the moment. Preparation means that we need to work on our spiritual growth on a daily basis, not randomly.

For when we keep contributing in the good times we will be well grounded and prepared in faith to get us through the hard times. It is the journey that is important, the day to day living that fuels our spiritual tanks. Take time to be with God, to seek His advice and guidance.

Take time time to pray, to read, to grow, to see the beauty around you, to live in awareness and to know that God walks with you each step of the way. He gives us adversity to strengthen us. At times we must wait to achieve our goals to teach us patience.

It is what we are doing between the big moments of life that count, not the moments themselves for they can be fleeting. So we prepare ourselves daily. We choose to live each day to the best of our abilities. To bestow kindness to others. To serve and to love.

God will give us what we need when we need it. But it is what we do while we are waiting that determines our character. Each day is a new opportunity in our preparation of life's journey. To train spiritually, mentally, physically to increase our faith and our God connection.

Life is like a marathon race where we should take one mile at a time, one day at a time. Instead of concentrating on what the future holds we need to embrace each day for the wonders and blessings it holds. If we keep our eyes on the horizon often we neglect to see what is in front of our face.

Life is meant to be lived and appreciated in the now. To be grateful for all the blessings we have now as we continue to work and prepare for what is yet to come. If God should call upon us would we be ready? Make each day count, do you best at all times and live in gratitude.