“But while they were gone to buy oil, the bridegroom came. Then those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was locked. (Mt 25:10 NLTse)
There is no substitute for spiritual preparation. Spiritual preparation equips you for unforeseen crises or opportunities. However, if you are unprepared you will be vulnerable in life’s unexpected events…
…If you are spiritually prepared when a crisis comes, you will not have to try to develop instantly the quality of relationship with Christ that can sustain you.
If you suddenly have an opportunity to share your faith with an unbeliever, you will be equipped to do so.
If you enter a time of worship spiritually prepared, you will not miss an encounter with God.
If you are spiritually filled when you meet a person in sorrow, you will have much to offer.
If you have established safeguards in your life in advance, you will not give in to temptation…