How to Be Readier for Jesus?
Did you know that there are more biblical prophecies on the second coming of Christ than prophecies on the first coming? The central theme in Christianity is to wait for the second coming of Jesus Christ to complete his saving work. Come, Lord Jesus!
Therefore, stay alert! You don’t know what day the Lord is coming. But you understand that if the head of the house knew at what time the thief would come, he would keep alert and wouldn’t allow the thief to break into his house. Therefore you also should be prepared, because the Human One will come at a time you don’t know. (Matthew 24: 42-44, CEB)
We don’t know when Jesus is coming back but we know that he is coming back. We are not to be afraid but stay alert and be ready. When we are made right with God we are ready to meet our Maker at any time. But could we be readier?
The more we let Christ be born in us, the readier we are to meet him.
The more we receive Jesus in our hearts, the readier we become.
The more we abide in Jesus, the readier we are been made.
The more we spend time with Jesus, the readier we will be.
The more emerged we are in the Spirit, the readier we are.
This is exactly what Paul prays for all of us:
I ask that he will strengthen you in your inner selves from the riches of his glory through the Spirit. I ask that Christ will live in your hearts through faith. As a result of having strong roots in love, I ask that you’ll have the power to grasp love’s width and length, height and depth, together with all believers. I ask that you’ll know the love of Christ that is beyond knowledge so that you will be filled entirely with the fullness of God. (Eph. 3: 16-19, CEB)
When we live in the fullness of God, we are ready for anything, especially for the second coming of Jesus. Come, Lord Jesus!
“Abide in Me says Jesus. Cling to Me. Stick fast to Me. Live the life of close and intimate communion with Me. Get nearer to Me. Roll every burden on Me. Cast your whole weight on Me. Never let go your hold on Me for a moment. Be, as it were, rooted and planted in Me. Do this and I will never fail you. I will ever abide in you.”~ J.C. Ryle
We come to you.
We roll our burdens to you.
Hold us tight.
Come and abide in us.
Show us what it really means
to live in the fullness of you.
Pour our grace upon grace!
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: Are you ready for the second coming of Jesus? How are you making yourself readier?
Giving thanks today for
#191 the Holy Spirit in us
#192 the prophecies in the Bible
#193 the salvation plan
#194 Christ coming to us
#195 grace upon grace
#196 the second coming of Christ
#197 union with Christ
#198 it’s not about me
#199 it’s all about Christ
#200 freedom in Christ
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12 thoughts on “How to Be Readier for Jesus?”
I am ready and I am daily growing readier.
YES! Thank you, TC. May God continue to bless you according to your needs!
Very true words; not be afraid stay alert and be ready! I cling to Jesus 24/7. Love Peace & Blessings to you. Your messages(blog) are a part of my daily reading & meditating.
Thank you, Susan, for sharing. Let me know if there are any particular Bible verses/themes/topics you’d like to be covered here at Flowing Faith. Special Blessings to you, sis!
Thank you for this reminder and I love the scripture choices… I pray that He finds my hands doing, feet walking, mouth speaking what pleases Him… if I still walk this dusty earth upon His return…
Blessings to you…
Thank you, Michele-Lyn! I join you in your prayer, sis. Abundant blessings to you!
I really enjoyed this post. To answer your question:
How am I making myself readier? I think you have a pretty good list! I am working on the “abiding”. My prayer is that every breath of mine be a prayer, and that I will stand ever ready to hear the slightest whisper of His Spirit. May we all stand ready–and willing to be made readier!
Thank you, Sheila! Abiding really is the key for all spiritual growth, I think. That way the Holy Spirit gets to work in and through us. The more fully we abide, the better we can hear the whispers of His Spirit. May we indeed all stand ready and willing to be made readier! May God continue to bless you richly, sis!
I really hope to win a copy of the CEB.
Thanks, Joe. Abundant blessings!
My friends and I were talking about this just the other night – how He could come and would we be ready, how the end times seem very near and would we be willing to face persecution and even death for His name’s sake? It’s a little scary to think about, but that just pales in comparison to the thought of being *with* Him, seeing Him in all His glory, praising Him forevermore! Oh, that I am ready for, and always wanting to be more ready! Thank you for sharing this!
Thank you, Mary, for sharing that you were talking about these matters with your friends! Yay! Too often we shy away from talking about the issues and getting readier. May God continue to bless and ready you and your friends!