The Lord is my strength and my song. Exodus 15:2
It’s Praise the Lord Sunday. Put a song in your heart and let God know just how wonderful he is.
I’ve been reading The Life Teachings of Christ series by Gordon Lindsay (Christ for the Nations, Inc., 2012) over the past few weeks. Last night I finished the third book. If you would like to know more about Jesus, I recommend these books. Since completing this series, I cannot get the parable about the ten virgins off my mind. If you are not familiar with the parable, it is found in Matthew 25. I think I might have discussed the meaning of this parable before in an earlier blog. Here’s a brief recap. There were ten bridesmaids waiting for the bridegroom to arrive. Half let their lamps run out of oil. While they were gone to refill their lamps, the bridegroom arrived. The bridesmaids that remained and were prepared were allowed to come in, but the rest were shut out.
So, today I’m thinking about being ready for the rapture. No one knows when that will take place, but if it was today . . . Am I ready? Are you ready? What have we been doing to ensure the Holy Spirit is alive and working within us. Are we Christians who just talk the talk? Or Can we walk the walk? Do we pray daily and study our Bibles? Do we follow the teachings of Luke 21:34-36, and protect our hearts from the ways of the world? Do we follow what is known as The Great Commission, preaching remission of sins and the gospel, teaching the importance of baptism and following Jesus’s teachings, and teaching the importance of following the signs of the gospels? I don’t worry about what is to come, but when the time comes, I don’t want to be left behind. I want God to know me.
Enjoy your day today, but as you go through the day think about what you need to do to always be ready, and do it. God bless you.