How to prepare for the best

22 Dec

Walking by Faith, Not by Sight

Janet Perez Eckles

 

How to prepare for the best.

 

Reblogged December 22, 2018

MY recent house guests were my brother and his wife. With their help, my house came alive with red and green decorations.

Time to Eat

Once we placed the angel on the tree top, I announced, “We’ll have a delicious, home-cooked dinner.”

“Sounds great,” they said.

But as dinner time got closer, there was no action in the kitchen. No pots, nor ingredients filled the kitchen countertop.

“Can I help you fix something?” my sister -in-law asked.

“Nope. All is under control.”

Their stomachs probably growled with hunger while there was no sign of any dinner preparation. But I knew something they didn’t—in a nearby kitchen, my friend, a wonderful caterer, wearing her apron, was busy taking casseroled dishes out of the oven, chopping, mixing sauces and artistically arranging desserts on a platter for us.

The doorbell rang.  My friend stood at the doorway with arms full. She got busy and served her delicious creations. The aroma filled the air as we quickly sat around the table, and before long, my guests oohed and ached with every scrumptious bite.

God is doing the same for us.

We wonder when He’s going to show up with the promise of His answers. When He is going to open the doors that were closed for so long.

We wait and wait with hearts hungry for His answer. For that loved one to come back. For a miracle to turn the situation around. For loneliness to leave. And for financial freedom to come.

Anxiety intensifies when we see others enjoying exactly what we hunger for.

Yet it’s in those very moments and during sleepless nights, while our mind plays the unwanted adversity over and over again, we can know that God is not idle, He’s busy. He’s working. He’s molding and preparing. The psalmist knew. And we should too. He said: “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” Psalm 23:5

The key word is “prepare.”

His preparation includes changing our thinking. Molding us possibly with the chiseled of hardship. Shaping us to receive what He prepared. Growing us in wisdom and polishing us to be the shining recipient of His goodness.

Knowing He’s at work, the waiting is bearable. The peace is real. The anticipation is sweet. And the waiting period changes…it becomes a period of joyous expectation instead.

Let’s Pray

Father, forgive my impatience. Grant me a heart of peaceful acceptance as I wait for the banquet You’re preparing for me. In Jesus name.

How is God preparing you these days?

Janet

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Janet Eckles Perez

Some say she should be the last person to be dancing. Her life is summarized in this 3-minute video: http://bit.ly/1a8wGJR

Janet Perez Eckles’ story of triumph is marked by her work as an international speaker, #1 best-selling author, radio host, personal success coach and master interpreter. Although blind since 31, her passion is to help you see the best of life.

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3 Responses to “How to prepare for the best”

  1. JacobKenly December 25, 2018 at 10:58 am #

    happy christmas

    Liked by 1 person

  2. GP Cox December 22, 2018 at 6:38 am #

    ENJOY!!

    Like

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