Daily Inspiration

October 19, 2017

Unprepared

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

~ 2 Timothy 3:16-17

My niece and I decided it would be fun to take a ride on our bikes to explore a country road. Totally unprepared we set out on a warm, sunny day for our adventure. Our goal was the end of the road. We did not know the distance or the obstacles, and we didn’t care. We just ambitiously wanted the feat of this bike ride, knowing we met our objective.

Off we went, legs pumping, hair blowing in the wind, giggling and encouraging one another, taking in the sights. After an hour our legs were not pumping quite as fast, the giggling stopped as we gasped for each breath. We were becoming tired and thirsty. We did not have water, or a pump if our tires got flat, there were no cell phones in those days, and we had not trained or planned for this event at all. Because we were ill equipped, I began to wonder if maybe I had caused my little niece to be in jeopardy.

As Christians, in our trek of life, as we press on towards the goal, it is important that we are well trained and equipped. We are the light of the world, spreading God’s word, doing His work showing His righteousness and love. It’s a long hard journey, and it is important to do all that we can to be prepared for His service.

If we are to spread the word, then we must be in the word. Reading the Bible, and allowing God to teach, reproof, correct, and train us to walk a path of righteousness. We also need to pray, and be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit, always listening to His still small voice. We need to fellowship with other Christians for accountability, and we need to feed our thoughts and minds in ways to help us grow spiritually. All these things help us to become molded in His likeness, and prepare us to be competent, and well equipped when we bring the gospel to the lost.

We then are better prepared to go through the pitfalls that we are sure to face on this journey. God will give us the stamina to endure, and guide us on the correct path, taking us to the fields of missions He has for us.

My niece and I did make it to the end and back. We had bicycled approximately 15 miles, pumping our coaster bikes, up and down the rolling Missouri hills. It would have been easier had we been prepared. We learned a lesson that day. I also know that when I go to be a witness of Christ, and face the challenges of spreading God’s word, I better go well equipped.


Dear God, Thank you for your scripture. Help us to use that scripture to prepare us for your service. Amen


~ Jenny Calvert


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