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Black woman praying in red dress in forest

These words spoken by Jesus Christ, challenge believers to stay alert, knowing that Jesus will return to earth suddenly and unexpectedly. His return will take unbelievers by surprise, just as a thief’s visit takes a homeowner by surprise and is a frightening event. The apostle, Paul, also told the Thessalonian believers that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night (1 Thessalonians 5:2)

Thus, one should consider what it means to be a believer: What do you believe? Do your daily thoughts, motives and actions reflect bible-based beliefs? More importantly, are you living in such a way as to demonstrate your conviction that Jesus Christ could return any day now?

Jesus’ words further admonish us not to delay in preparing for His return, but rather hasten toward spiritual readiness. This means guarding against:

* sin, the lusts of the flesh, and the cares of this life, lest they bring a sleepiness upon us, so the day of the Lord come upon us unawares

* Satan and his temptations, who goes about seeking whom he may devour

* Satan’s agents and false teachers, who lie in wait to deceive

As the evil of modern times increases, we ought to be wishing and waiting for the coming of Christ. Those who are ready will enter with Him into the marriage chamber, and partake of the supper of the Lamb.

Finally, let’s briefly examine our post photo: While the red of the sister’s dress may attract our attention, brighten our mood and draw our approval because she is not exposed, it is her prayer posture that is most notable. A heart that desires spiritual readiness along with actions that further that desire are invaluable on our Christian journey.

Consider that an unclothed person inside their house is not prepared for a sudden visitor or to rush out in an emergency. Staying clothed, in a spiritual sense, means believers need to be careful about their behaviour (Ephesians 5:8; 1 John 2:28).

~Blessed [are] they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. (Matthew 5:6)

Profile Photo Andrea P. Kelly is a disciple of Jesus Christ, having started her faith journey in October, 1998 when she was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Andrea is also a Lawyer and Notary Public at Andrea Kelly Law, called to the Ontario bar in 2001 with practice focus in Estate Planning and Administration. Her battle and victory over rheumatoid arthritis using natural health alternatives was a pivotal, life changing experience. Andrea`s desire to help people find solutions to some of life`s problems, including support for health and faith-related matters, was birthed as Pearls of Wisdom.

Whereas Andrea spent the first part of her career helping people to die well, she now wants to help people to live well.