Every person’s worst nightmare! I had a very important appointment… had it on my calendar (a 15 minute reminder on Outlook). It was the kind of appointment that needed some time for preparation. Days had been usual, “same-o’ – same-o’” – kind of boring. On the day of the “big deal” I got up, was puttering around the house … and suddenly “ding” went my Outlook reminder on my cell phone! I picked it up and looked in horror … 15 minutes before the “big deal”!!!
Ring a bell with anyone? Ever have a similar experience?
Reminded me of what I read in the Bible this morning during “coffee with the Lord”…
“You know the time! The hour has come for you to wake from sleep! Salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed! The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.” (From Romans 13:11–14 ESV)
Big appointment for us on God’s calendar! He sent an invitation via the Heavenly Outlook… I accepted it. It’s really near – the signs are there (read the prophetic Scriptures that point to it). Don’t want to fall into “Spiritual same-o’ – same-o’!” Need to stay alert, awake, prepared and ready! Don’t want to let up on sustaining a godly lifestyle – don’t want to slip, slide, and fall into sin! Want to “put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh [the natural self, influenced and controlled by sinful desires] to gratify its desires!”
Hey, the “trumpet call of God” (1 Thessalonians 4: 16-17) could sound today! … Ready?