We used to give guys a list and trust them to be prepared. We've found that most young people need to have someone check their gear. You do not want to be without water on a mountain trek. Proper gear is only part of the preparation.
Knowledge of the weather report is mandatory; mountains make their own weather and it changes rapidly. To get to the peak of a mountain, you sometimes have to wait for an open window of opportunity between lightening strikes or blizzard conditions.
Knowledge of how God speaks is important if you want to be ready for a "God-opportunity." When God opens the windows of heaven and pours out a fresh anointing, you had better be open to moving in that anointing.
."Be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps lit. "Be like men who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that they may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks."
DAY SIX WORD
"Then that officer had answered the man of God, and said, “Now look, if the Lord would make windows in heaven, could such a thing be?” And he had said, “In fact, you shall see it with your eyes, but you shall not eat of it.” And so it happened to him, for the people trampled him in the gate, and he died." 2 Kings 7:19-20
"Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me." Revelation 3:20
DAY SIX PRAYER
God I'm asking for an increase this morning.
Please grant me an acceleration in my understanding of Your ways.
Quicken my response to the need for compassion.
Speed up my ability to recognize suffering.
Some folks suffer silently.
Give me eyes to see their pain.
Give me ears to hear their heartcrys.
Lift my head as I walk and help me
to be alert for opportunities to render mercy.
Whatever the cost,
give me what I need to help others finish Your race.
I want more of You God.
In Jesus name.
day six deep thoughts
- Did you ever go to a funeral of someone whom you felt lived an unfinished life?
- Why would life be left unfinished if not for missed opportunities?
- Is it possible that God allowed a life to end unfinished to teach us to be alert?
- Could you miss an open window of heaven by holding onto the last move of God?