44 For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will. Matthew 24:44 NASB
Scripture tells us that there is a “ready” state that we should be in concerning the Second Coming of Jesus. This ready state isn’t one where we are perfect or complete. Being that we are humans and live in this world, we will never be complete until Jesus takes us home and our fleshly bodies are transformed into glory.
But we can be ready in our hearts. We can be ready when we make God our first priority and allow Him to be the Lord of our lives in the here and now. Why wouldn’t we want this now? If we are His, we are going to live like this for all eternity.
Time is short and Jesus is coming soon. Everything I look at and read seems to point to this. But I shouldn’t be ready for God just on the weekend, or for a season. I should be ready for Jesus’ return at all times.
But I should also share the Gospel so others will be ready too. This is a great calling.
Lord, help me to put You first so that I will be ready and so that I wouldn’t be caught outside of Your will. Help me to take care of things now, so they will be in place when You return. Also help me to keep my eyes open and know with whom, when and where You want me to share Your Gospel.