There's a saying that has stuck to me and it goes, “If you stay ready then you never have to get ready.” Yes, it resonates very deeply with the story and message that I am about to give to you today.

My story starts with me lying in bed on a Monday night holding my baby close to my chest. My eyes were close, and I went to God in prayer. I prayed that night for strength to make it through the very tough times that my husband and I were facing financially.

I couldn't no longer stand to see my husband downplaying his depression about our current livelihood. He's such a very hard-working man who feels like he is not making enough money to support our family.

Being the type of wife that I am, I know that encouraging him to make it through whatever mental frustrations he is trying to cope with on his own is not enough. For I am a praying woman and I will always pray for my husband. I took all the burdens that have not just been weighing me down, but my marriage as well and laid them down in prayer.

My prayer was very deep and intimate and left me in tears. I cannot really tell you how long for God to reply to me exactly, but He did. His message to me and the answer to my prayers was, “Get ready.”

Just two words attached together with a deep meaning. For it reads in (Luke 12:40) “Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.”

Within this bible verse, Jesus is telling us to be alert and for many to become alert. When you read deeper into the scripture Jesus tells us to be prepared because He is coming like a thief. Yes, a thief! Plus, Christ is coming "at an unexpected hour " that no man knows. If you read, (1 Thessalonians 5:6,) Paul says to us, "Let's us not fall asleep as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober.”

Now I'm not big on taking naps, however I do love my sleep. Before we jump off topic and start to even talk about sleep you must know that Paul is not talking about literal sleep in the scripture. If you did it know, does Paul condemns drunkenness elsewhere, however he is not talking about truly becoming hung over from liquor here either.

Paul is simply using sleep and drunkenness as metaphors. He is using sleep and drunkenness as metaphors for what happens when people get lazy within their relationship with Christ.

I had to think deep about my current relationship with Christ. I cannot speak for my husband's because his relationship with Christ is his own. I do know that I need to stay uplifted within the spirit of Christ and his calling upon my life and my marriage.

What's your current relationship like with Christ? Think about it. Don't rush the truth. Could you be in a spiritual slumber? Or you possibly intoxicated behind worldly purists? Take this moment to reach deep within your spirit.

When God calls you to get ready you should not hesitate to do so. You should not be spiritually unorganized. Your faith can not be all over the place and your heart should not be cluttered with uncertainty. Get ready for the change. Seek His love and favor. Get ready to see what God has in-store for you!

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