Y'all know John the Baptist, right?! The book of Luke says of him, "As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: 'A voice of one calling in the wilderness, "Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him."'" (Luke 3:4)
In a Bible study I did recently, Beth Moore explained that the Greek word for "paths" is "tribos" and it means a "beaten pathway".
I asked myself, "Am I preparing the way for The Lord in my life? Am I preparing myself for the plans He's preparing for me? Am I making a beaten path between He and I?"
Do I go to Him and His Word so frequently that there is a beaten path between us?
John the Baptist prepared himself to prepare the way for Jesus. He was prepared when it was time for his ministry to begin.
Am I prepared? Or am I just living my life my way? For my own plans? My own enjoyment? When it's time for God to unfold His new plans in my life, will I be prepared? Is the path between Christ and I an overgrown jungle or is it a well-worn, beaten pathway, because it's in constant use?!
If you feel like you're in a holding pattern or you're not sure where you're going or even if you're going anywhere inparticular, how are you using this time of "waiting"?
Decide today to not waste a moment! Draw close to God everyday, every minute. Talk to Him all through the day about everything! Pick a Bible verse, verses or a chapter and meditate on it, "own it" (thanks, Tamara!😊).
Ask God to show you how to spend your time, find an area of interest and study it, practice it! Become an expert at something! While you're moving toward a deeper relationship with The Lord, toward becoming an expert at something, it won't even seem like waiting! You'll have purpose!
And enjoy the process!😊
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Blessings to you on your journey!