Are we willing to do whatever it takes? We must reach the point that we are willing to try by trusting Him.
Proverbs 9:2 She [wisdom] has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table.
Preparation is key to success. God had everything lined up for His Advent (Jesus’ birth). How do we know?
Galatians 4:4-5 But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.
The fullness of time means that everything was ready. How can preparation affect our lives? As Christ followers, we would do well to:
1. Learn as much as we can in order to know what pleases our LORD.
2 Timothy 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
Ephesians 5:10 and find out what pleases the Lord.
2. Put off the old person with his selfish attitude and put on the new person–with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 4:22-24 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
3. Put into practice what we know and allow the LORD to sharpen and hone us into effective ambassadors for Him.
Matthew 7:24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”
2 Corinthians 5:20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.
Let’s remember who we are in Christ and that “nothing is impossible with Him (God-Luke 1:37).” Let’s worship Him in Spirit and in truth in our respective places of worship today.