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Are You Prepared?

June 16th, 2015
by Jim Herndon

It's that time of year again.... hurricane season, and we are currently experiencing Tropical Storm Bill. As the storm approached earlier this week, I began to hear reminders from the news media about the importance of being prepared and having a plan. Just like Christmas, Hurricane Season approaches us every year we just never know if we are going to get the storm. And just like Christmas, I ran around this weekend making sure we were prepared just in case the storm hit us.  As I sit listening to the rain beat down on the roof, I am thankful that I had a little extra time to plan and prepare for this current weather disturbance. 

Planning and being prepared is extremely important in life. We all know storms are going to come. The question is, will we be ready for them when they do come. I am reminded of what Jesus said in Matthew 7:24-27:

24 Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

Jesus is clear in this story about how to be ready for the storms of life, the question is, will we be ready? What type of foundation are you building on today? Take time today as you hunker down for the current storm to check your foundation and see if your home would withstand the strong winds and rain of life. 

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