101. Ready

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“My dad,” Stan began, “was real adamant about punctuality.”

 “He sure taught me about being ready.”

“How so?” I asked.

“Well,” Stan began, “where I grew up was quite a distance from the nearest town big enough to do shopping.”

“Dad would usually take us to town on Saturdays so we could shop, go to a movie, things like that.”

“And when he said he would be leaving at a certain time, he left.”

“Whether or not you were ready?” I asked.

“Yes.  But only once did he leave without me because I wasn’t ready.  Once was all it took for me to know I needed to be ready the next time!”

Continuing, Stan said, “My heavenly Father acts a lot the same way.  If I’m not ready, He is apt to leave without me.”

“And He does it for the same reason, to teach me to be ready the next time.”

“Just to be clear,” Stan said, “He doesn’t leave me in the sense of forsaking me, but He certainly will leave me in the sense of going where He is going, whether or not I am with Him.”

“And if I’m not ready to go with Him wherever He is going, it is my loss.”

“Don’t want that to happen!” Stan said with emphasis.

“A ready person doesn’t have to get ready.  And I want that to be me.”

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For whom the Lord loves He reproves, even as a father, the son in whom he delights.  Proverbs 3:12.

Prayer:  Thank you, Lord, for wanting to teach me what it is you have for me to be and to do.  Thank you that you want me to be ready to go with you wherever you are going.  You know my tendency to be slow in getting and being ready.  Please help me in being ready to go with you in every aspect of my life, wherever you are going.  I pray this in the name of Jesus.  Amen.

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