Is your suitcase packed?

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When a woman is expectant and close to delivery one thing she keeps at the forefront of her mind is to make sure that her overnight bag is packed. She has a list of things that must go into it like: a nursing bra if she plans to breast feed, robe and slippers, insurance card, shampoo, brush, and makeup. She’ll also include things for the baby: a going home outfit, shirt, hat, blanket and car seat.

She never knows the hour, nor day so it has to have all of her essentials. The car seat will be set in the car and the suitcase may be in the trunk or by the front door as it can be easily accessed on the way to the hospital.

FOUNDATION

Our readiness for the coming of the Lord has to be the same way. Mat 7:24 ” Everyone then who hears these words of Mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Our work for the Lord is to be carefully done, we should be hard working and persevering in our tasks. With our eyes fixed on Christ as we pray for guidance.

Expectancy & Preparation

Mat 25:1-13   “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. But at midnight there was a cry, Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him. Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out. But the wise answered, saying, Since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.  And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins came also saying, Lord, lord, open to us. But he answered, Truly, I say to you, I do not know you. Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour. ” 

The mother knows she’s due to deliver at any moment to not have her bag packed and ready would be foolish. In our preparation, we are also preparing others, and free ourselves from any form of anxiety and we need to stay alert. 1The 5:1-10 .. you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, There is peace and security, then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant women, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with Him.

1 Thes 5:14 .. Brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing. give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

D John

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One Response

  1. That is good godly counsel. Amen.

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