Crosspoint Church | Georgetown, TX

SHARE…Always be prepared!

Devotions this week based on Sunday’s Message: Compass: SHARE what God has given! (LISTEN HERE)

Yesterday was an interesting day in central Texas.

Much of the country has been suffering under a cold, snowy winter.  We got our shot Tuesday into Wednesday.  Not snow…just freezing rain and lots of it.  As of writing this about mid-day on Wednesday, the tree branches are laboring under about ½” of ice.  (I’d rather have a foot of snow than ½” of ice!)  The power lines (many above ground) are also stressing under the extra weight and we (at the time of this writing) are without power (since 6am).

Fortunately (or unfortunately) we have had ice storms in our past.  When we lived in North Carolina, we were without power for 3 days.  Just a couple years ago here in Texas an arctic week left us on and off again with power.

Fortunately, we were prepared.

Out came the generator, multiple extension cords and the gas can and we are moving forward with our day.  It’s not as convenient as flipping the switch and lights working, but it allows us to continue our work day in a makeshift way.

This time we were prepared.

Life can take turns we don’t expect.  Sometimes we are ready for them, and other times we are not. 

The Legendary UCLA Head Basketball Coach John Wooden said, “When opportunity comes, it’s too late to prepare.”

The same is true for sharing our faith.

Sometimes we know an opportunity is coming and we can be ready.  Other times, opportunities come when we least expect it.  But we want to be ready then as well.


Regularly let God’s truth fill your heart and soul.  Let your experience of God and his grace expand in your life’s experience.

I don’t know to whom to give credit, but I read a meme that said something to the effect: “Daniel didn’t learn to trust God when he was thrown in the lion’s den.  He learned to trust God when he spent three times a day in prayer to the Lord.  When he was thrown in the lion’s den, he expressed what he already knew.”

Preparation to share our faith comes every day, so when the opportunity comes, we are prepared!

1 Peter 3:15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, …

Apply: What little thing can I do each day to grow in my relationship with Jesus, my knowledge of his Word and the truth of his promises so I am better equipped every day to share the love of Jesus?

Prayer: Lord, thank you for opportunities to share my faith.  Please help me to be ready every time and anytime they come. AMEN.

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