Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ready?

I am not ready. I want to be. I long to be ready at any moment, but I am distracted. I am distracted by the dishes, the laundry, the dust, the paperwork. I can’t seem to put a routine together because something or someone comes along the Way to change my plans.

Wait. Watch. Prepare. I want to be available to those in need of a good Word. I study. I pray. I wait. I watch. But still I don’t feel ready.

What gets in your Way of being ready? What are you getting ready for? This picture is simply a road sign but it struck me thinking about the paradigm of sharing our faith.

Peter, who walked and talked with Jesus along the Way, tells us to set apart Christ as Lord in our hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.

We as followers along the Way are to live full of hope we walk in this world. We show hope in the Way we struggle, suffer loss, live daily and transparently before others. Jesus is the Way. If we follow His Way we see our paradigm set forth. It is not religion. That can distract us from the Way. Jesus shows us the Father, shows us Himself. If we watch carefully we will see how to follow Him along the Way.

This is faith walking. We don’t see Jesus face to face yet, but we have His Word, His promises and His presence through the Holy Spirit to help us along the Way. We have each other to come alongside in challenging times, if we are living transparently in our need.

Getting ready is a life long pursuit. Being ready just means being real with where we are along the Way. Keep setting apart Jesus Christ as Lord in your heart by moving yourself off the throne. Keep faith walking. Keep getting ready and you will be ready.

Join me?

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you, Lisa. Tomorrow I am on my way to Redondo Beach and won't come back, except for visits. It will hit me as I hit the road. Noonie told me to cry then...I did as she walked out the door for the last time. Our Tuesday night Biggest Loser/American Idol nights have come to a halt. It will be weird to watch those without her, but we can call or text, etc. But Dan and I are following the way He has pointed for us at this time in our lives and pray and know we will find another fellowship to join. I'm eager to get involved with a women's group because I know I'm going to miss that fellowship real quick. Pray for that. I will continue to watch you here and on facebook. And other ways, too, I'm sure. I pray for you and your family and for your future as Colin looks for work (he is still looking, isn't he?). Love you much.

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