by Chris Jones
2 Timothy 4:1-2 says, “I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he comes to set up his Kingdom: Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.” (NLT)
I had quite the morning, yesterday. Admittedly, I was a little late arriving to my desk. Before 9 a.m., I already ministered to three individuals, all by asking the simple question, “how are you today?” Then, I listened and shared encouragement from God’s Word.
BE READY! God’s timing is far less a mystery when we begin to realize that the answer to the question of “when” is “all the time”.
What if each of us allowed that switch to be flipped in our lives? ARE YOU READY? In an instant, millions of people could be activated to go into the world, READY to preach the gospel to all mankind.
Our error would be in thinking this looks like millions of people on their “soapboxes”, pounding their Bibles. To the contrary, it looks like millions of believers READY to ask the question, “how are you today?” It’s the sound of our silence, as we’re READY to listen. It’s the peace of God, as we’re READY to share encouragement from His Word (assuming we’re equipping ourselves with it).
We pray for revival. I believe it will come when we’re READY.