Self care Sunday, and into the week ahead!
Preparation is key! I will never get tired of saying those three words! I have said it many times in my prior blogs but a friendly reminder does no harm.
Today is a day where many will be getting ready for the week. For many today might look like; service in the morning and straight into lazy day. For others it might be a laundry, clean the house, food shopping, homework assignments, studying type of day. All those schedules are great to have but it’s also important to make time to spiritually prepare yourself for another week of blessings. Whether it ends up being a easy, or hard week! Every week we pass is another week by the grace of God, we have overcome! It’s important to present ourselves to God and let him know our goal for this week and expectations. It’s important to lay out our desires and ask God that if it’s his will, make this week all that we can imagine.
It’s also important that we get mentally prepared for every start of the week. Prayer is very much needed. However faith and endurance is a most. We must learn to endure whatever is ahead with the same grace that the Lord has given us. We must understand that prayer does not substitute actions we must still take. Prayer delivers the communication between God and us, and allows God to be invited personally into our life on a daily bases. Prayer is a heads up of what we are about to endure and take a leap of faith in. God wants prayer to be affective and not to create a lazy spirit. Prayer is actively declaring your next step. Is not for pausing your walk and resting too deep in the Lord that you fall asleep in your purpose!
Bible verse for the week !
“Get ready; be prepared, you and all the hordes gathered about you, and take command of them. After many days you will be called to arms. In future years you will invade a land that has recovered from war, whose people were gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate. They had been brought out from the nations, and now all of them live in safety. You and all your troops and the many nations with you will go up, advancing like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land.” ~ Ezekiel 38:7-9
You must prepare for the land your about to step into. That land could be preparation for a blessing or for future endurance. That land will have all types of people. People who are for you and against you. Your preparation will built your endurance. The endurance you will need to finish strong and grab your promises!
~ Victoria 💚