For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other”                         [Luke 17:24 NIV]

Yesterday we gleaned from the word the basics of being prepared.  But how does being prepared speak to us in the practical warp and woof of everyday life?

I was in the garden recently—trying to salvage my flower beds.  The rose-bed was full—not just with roses, which were supposed to be the center piece, but full of volunteer flowers—all lovely in their own unique way—but sadly draining the soil of goodness which left them all fighting for survival.

Removing the good to make way for the best is part of preparation and is not an easy task—it takes remembering why you did what you did in the first place which was to grow a rose garden.  I started out pulling the smaller, weaker flowers, disliking every minute of it, but gradually I realized there were only two main items that needed all the attention, sunlight and nutrients the earth could provide, not just for the present but for the season ahead—Prepared for whatever the next season holds the garden has been given preparation that will create a good root system and sustain the plants.

Cleaning out the clutter will prepare your days for the ‘suddenly’ of life changes.

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