How Ready Are You?

A man  before  leaving  for  work, left  a  letter on the  dining  table  for  his wife. Chores around the house kept the woman from seeing the letter until about 12 noon. When she  finally  chanced on  the letter  she was  so  excited to  see  that her husband had taken time to write  her a letter.  She kissed the  paper when she saw  “my beautiful  wife”  at the  top,  hugged  it when  she  saw  “I  love you with all my heart”  at the bottom, and  sniffed  it  when she  realized it smelled of her husband’s  perfume.

Out of excitement,  and without  even  bothering to read the  content  of  the letter, she made up  her  mind to cook him  his favorite  meal for dinner that night. She quickly rushed to the kitchen and got to work. After  cooking and setting the  table, she  went to the wash room  and  took  a shower, put  on  her most attractive  night gown  and  dressed  the bed.

Just as she was about to finish laying the bed her husband walked into the house. When she heard him coming, she went out to welcome him. To her surprise, her husband was very furious when he saw her. She became very co A man  before  leaving  for  work, left  a  letter on the  dining  table  for  his wife. Chores around the house kept the woman from seeing the letter until about 12 noon. When she  finally  chanced on  the letter  she was  so  excited to  see  that her husband had taken time to write  her a letter.  She kissed the  paper when she saw  “my beautiful  wife”  at the  top,  hugged  it when  she  saw  “I  love you with all my heart”  at the bottom, and  sniffed  it  when she  realized it smelled of her husband’s  perfume.

Out of excitement,  and without  even  bothering to read the  content  of  the letter, she made up  her  mind to cook him  his favorite  meal for dinner that night. She quickly rushed to the kitchen and got to work. After  cooking and setting the  table, she  went to the wash room  and  took  a shower, put  on  her most attractive  night gown  and  dressed  the bed.

Just as she was about to finish laying the bed her husband walked into the house. When she heard him coming, she went out to welcome him. To her surprise, her husband was very furious when he saw her. She became very confused and  asked  why he  wouldn’t  even let  her welcome  him  with  a hug but  instead have that  angry look  on his  face.

The husband asked, “Did you read the letter I left you on the table?”

The woman responded, “Oh yes I saw it.  That’s  why I  went through  all  the trouble to  prepare  your favorite  meal  for you. Thank you so much honey, it was sweet of you.”

She leaned in to give him a kiss but he pushed her away to her surprise.

The husband went on, “If you did, then why haven’t you done any of the things I instructed you to do?”

The man went inside and came out again quickly with an already packed suit case. He headed straight for the door and said to his wife, “See you in 7 days.”

The woman stood there confused but before she could utter a word, the door had slammed behind him.

She went back to the dining table to take a second look at the letter.

It read……

My  beautiful wife, My company  has  asked 4 colleagues and  myself to  go  on a seven  day trip  to  Dubai for a training  program. They said  that  we  can  bring along  our  wives and I  thought this will be the best  opportunity  for us to  have the honeymoon we  never  did  after we  got married.

I have already packed a suit case for myself, so please pack yours. Our flight leaves  at  exactly  7 pm so  I will be home at  6 o’clock  for us  to  go to the  airport.  No need to cook dinner since there will be food on the plane. Just be prepare to go as soon as I get back. Please be ready before I get back so we don’t miss the flight. I Love you with all my heart.

I bet you thought this woman was unwise when you realized her mistake as you read this piece.

Well unfortunately this is the state of many Christians in the Body of Christ today. We have accepted Jesus as our Lord, and are excited about being children of God and the fact that He will come back again for us one day. But we have not taken into account what He expects us to do before His return.

This is because our Bibles are closed. We have read a few scriptures in the Word and are excited about promises but have completely ignored most of its instructions.

You do not know a man if you do not know His Word.

How then do we profess to be married to a groom whose word we have relegated to the background in the pursuit of signs and wonders?

Unfortunately what many don’t  know  is  that  the Word is the  power for  signs and wonders, so  if  we  go for the  word  these things we are chasing  will  chase  us.

Let us pay attention to His letter, which is the Word of God. It will draw us close to His desire for us and enable us to walk in victory over this world and its challenges.