Hurricane season. Winter season. Beach season. Christmas season. Whatever the season it no doubt brings up memories of the past, plans for the future, and necessary items to be prepared for just such a time.
In my trunk I keep a toolkit for minor roadside situations. It never hurts to be prepared! When I go on a trip I pack a little safety kit! When the weatherman says it could rain today I tuck an umbrella in my bag just in case. If there is the potential for high wind we batten down the hatches around the house. And if there’s snow coming….well, I don’t have to tell you, we’ll just all meet in the bread and milk aisles at the grocery store!
When conditions are right for something beyond our normal day to day circumstances we typically take the time to get prepared, don’t we?! What if we could be on alert for spiritual seasons? Being informed that conditions are right for a spiritual storm…honestly, we have been alerted. Over and over the Bible tells us to be ready…always at the ready. Ephesians 6:13 (NIV) tells us to “put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”
The truth is every day conditions are right for something bigger, deeper, harder than we are typically prepared for to try to wipe us out! But, we have a whole checklist available in Ephesians 6:10-18 to be sure that we are fully prepared and equipped for all occasions! Let’s take time today to learn it or refresh our minds with what that full armor is – so that we can be prepared. Because conditions are right…