John 11:25 – Jesus said to her, “I’m the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, through he may die, he shall live.” 

Do you have dreams and hopes that have been buried in the mess of life? Jesus is not done with them yet. His resurrection power brings dead things back to life. Bring your dead dreams to Him today–your forgotten hopes. He will restore them and give you a vision to walk them out. 

Declaration: Jesus is resurrecting me, my dreams, my hopes for the future, my callings, and my destiny today. I partner with Him. 

Always a Prepared Place

God puts a great big value on maturity. A big part of being grown up is being prepared.

When you’re not grown up your mama prepares you for everything: dresses you, puts your shoes on, gets you cleaned up, wipes off your dirty face, takes you to school, prepares your lunch, walks you through the door, makes sure you make it all the way through the door, right?

This is about logistics. Being prepared is a choice and it takes work. You have to be intentional and set yourself up for success in your family, your job, your ministry – in all things. You have to say about your marriage, “Okay, here’s the deal. Let’s agree right now that we will not get divorced and we will honor one another.” 

In logistics, you have to lay stuff out and get your act together before the trial rolls around. Believe me, you want to wake up and be prepared. You want to know where your shoes are (aka your walk), where your jacket is (aka covering)—you don’t want to be caught with your pants down (aka self-discipline; ability to stick with something and not bail). 

Here’s a Kingdom quote I try to live by: “There is always a prepared place for a prepared person.” King Jesus lives by it too. 

“I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” – John 14:2-3

Jesus is prepared and He wants the same from you. My friend, if you want God to show up—if you want Jesus to be made manifest in your life—you have to prepare. 

Today is a good day to be intentional. Make a plan for each part of your life, including your life with the Holy Spirit, and write it down. Prepare for the coming of the Lord because the time is short! Is your heart prepared?