by Sandy Kirby Quandt
How many things in life do we; have we, achieved or accomplished without putting in the time to prepare and be ready for them? Probably not many, if I had to guess. At least I know that’s the case with me.
In school we prepare to pass tests by studying the material ahead of time. In our careers we learn the ins and outs of our job to be successful.
If we want to achieve a certain level of success in a sport, we spend hours learning the game, and practicing until it becomes second nature.
Few of us are gifted enough to pick up an instrument and play it with excellence the first time. It takes hours of practice to hit all the right notes and play without mistake.
A new craft, hobby or skill? Practice. Practice. Practice.
We practice to be ready.
The writer of Proverbs tells us we must ready our horse before we head out to battle. Even then, the victory belongs to the Lord.
If we expect to withstand Satan when he hurls his fiery darts of doubt, temptation, discouragement, and disappointment at us, we need to have our horse ready ahead of time. We need to study what God’s word tells us. We need to sink our souls into the truths within the pages of the Bible. We need to be bold and courageous when attacked, knowing our LORD is the one fighting the battle for us.
God is the one who gives the victory.
In fact, Jesus already won the war. Satan is defeated. He has no power except what God allows.
Yes. The victory belongs to the Lord, but we need to do our part and be ready for the day of battle.
How do you get ready for the battles you face each day?
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The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord. Proverbs 21:31 (ESV)
I wish you well.
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