Re: Ready

Yes. I know. Ready isn’t technically a Re word, a word that has re as a prefix. But in order to undertake my list of Re words, I felt the need to be Ready.

Ready. Prepared for whatever the Lord has planned. In fit condition for immediate action when He calls. Equipped for the purposes He has. Willing.

To be ready, I need to be in His word.
Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.
Psalm 119:130 The teaching of your word gives light, so even the simple can understand.

In prayer.
Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.
Ephesians 6:18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

In fellowship.
Hebrews 10:24-25 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
1 John 1:7 But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.

When I’m ready, the Lord can use me.
Matthew 5:16. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.
1 Peter‬ ‭3:15-16‬ Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it. But do this in a gentle and respectful way. Keep your conscience clear. Then if people speak against you, they will be ashamed when they see what a good life you live because you belong to Christ.”

Prayer: Lord, help me to do what I need to do to be ready. Let it be that I no longer live, but Christ who lives in me. And may I live by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

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About Jill English Johnston

God writes His story on every heart, if we only pause to read it. My heart has lived in a fantasy world since early childhood and am delighted that God has finally brought me to the place where I can bring the fantasies to life through story. I am currently working on a fantasy trilogy (of course) but I also post thoughts, reflections and (hopefully) inspiration to my website: tabletsofhumanhearts.wordpress.com I am a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, married to my best friend and inspiration, and the mother of three incredible children, one daughter and two sons, with one son-in-love. When not writing, I passionately pursue prayer, reading (never enough time to read them all!), and the outdoors. My husband and I both served in the US Navy and have lived/travelled through many states and all over Asia. We both still enjoy travelling, but we really love our home in Schertz, located at the crossroads of Texas, just northeast of San Antonio.
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