Are you aware of what’s coming? Are you prepared and ready even though you don’t know the date or time? What if you waited too long and missed it? Why not decide today and be ready rather than being left behind.
This morning as I was starting, I remembered a production I got to be a part of called “Word on the Street” with the song “Something’s coming, something’s coming, our God is up to something”. The topic for today started that song playing in my head and pointed to the reality that we need to be getting ready and prepared since we don’t know when the time is and so should receive Jesus today, so we don’t get left behind. The production was for Christmas and yet the song, the friendships, and all the time we put in to be prepared and ready for show time is reinforced today as we need to be ready when the time comes.
Be ready and help others get prepared for Who is coming:
We are the dads and need to be ready and getting our wives and kids prepared so they won’t be surprised. Let’s be the dads who are preparing our families so that when the time comes it won’t be sudden as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape! Let’s be the dads who have prepared our wives and kids so that they will be ready and not surprised like by a thief.
This year I am using the 365 Daily Devotions book I received for Christmas and applying it towards being dads. It’s called WALKING WITH GOD by DAVID JEREMIAH. It’s exciting to get to learn from a new resource this year as we have tried different options the past two years and will keep working through this one for 2024. For more information about the author and his ministry, visit: DavidJeremiah.org.
Topic: SOMEONE IS COMING
Verse: Titus 2:12-13
It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ
Firstly, let’s be the dads who are saying “no” to ungodliness and worldly passions and leading our wives and teaching our kids in the same. Moreover, let’s be the dads who are living self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, leading our wives and teaching our kids to do the same. Therefore, let’s be the dads who are prepared and are preparing our wives and kids for the day when the blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ occurs.
Faith that someone is coming
Today’s Devotional tells of a story of a couple and their dogs who ran into a problem at sea and were in need of rescue. They were prepared and had the faith to believe that someone was coming. It speaks to how the wife had said “I knew someone would come out, I just didn’t know how long it would take.” So today, as we step into our days, let’s be the dads who are prepared so that even though we don’t know the day or the time, we can stand in faith believing Jesus is coming.
Trust in His coming in the midst of the storms of life:
Today’s Devotional speaks to how we are to live as Christians similarly. In the midst of the storms of life, we should be prepared, standing in faith, and waiting on God knowing that He is coming even though we don’t know the exact time. We know Jesus is going to come, not just someone but Someone, and God’s Word tells us how Jesus’ coming is “blessed hope” and will be a “glorious appearing”.
Moving forward in confidence in the midst of the storms:
In this world we will have troubles but we can take heart because Jesus has overcome the world. We can consider it pure joy when we face trials of many kinds because it builds up and refines our faith and perseverance so that when the work is done we will be complete and lacking nothing. We don’t have to figure it all out on our own but can ask God who gives wisdom liberally without finding fault. So today, let’s persevere because we know that “our hope is built on the certainty of Christ’s return.”
Today’s Devotional closes out with this thought: “When the waves get high, keep your eyes on the heavens for the One who has promised to come.”