Too often we can fall into the trap of putting off things that we know should be done. Personally, I find it better to be prepared for day to day living than it is to deal with a crisis moment. If I am prepared, I figure I am more able to adjust to what needs to be done if a crisis occurs. Preparing for eternal life is much more critical than preparing for our everyday lives. Make the decisions that need to be made now and then rest assured. May we also prepare the best we can for everyday life and be watchful for changing circumstances that might impact us in this life or beyond.
“Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the middle of the night or toward daybreak. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” Luke 12:35-40 (NIV)