The mission of what I am doing with this site is built around the verse Ephesians 6:13, which states:
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
I thought it appropriate to preface this post with that statement of fact, as it goes towards a huge conviction that hit me today. I took the day off from work, and I went and worked out this morning. When I got back, I started looking at making some adjustments and checking everything on my new wheelchair. The workout tomorrow is “Murph,” which is a 1 mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, and a 1 mile run to end it. I wanted to make sure that I am prepared for what may be standing in my way tomorrow. I adjusted air pressure and then started adjusting the brakes to the new pressure. Then I needed to adjust the footplate by a quarter of an inch. After that, I decided to lower the wheelie bar by 3mm so that I will not hop the front wheels of the chair when on the mile run.
I want to make sure that no surprises come up with my tools required to accomplish the task. As I spent this evening thinking, I started to think about how much other time during the day that I could have spent preparing myself in the word for things that may come up tomorrow. What if unexpected bad news comes my way? What if I get an opportunity to witness to someone, but I can’t grasp that verse that I need. When was the last time that I spent that amount of focused time studying the word? Not time reading my Bible…but intentional, urgent time preparing for the next minutes in my life, and the opportunities that God may present?
I encourage you to join me each day, in studying God’s Word with the purpose of preparing you. Not time reading so that you may check a box on your to-do list, but time that will change your, and maybe someone else’s life. If you find yourself not quite sure how to do that, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am, by no means, someone who has figured everything out. I do love dialoguing with people about passages that have helped me in intentional studying of God’s Word, and I also love having people ask questions. It helps to keep my accountable. I love all of you guys!