Proverbs 22:3 (ESV)
The prudent sees danger and hides himself,
but the simple go on and suffer for it.
I have had a lot of time to think since I started this 17 day medical adventure. One of the topics that I keep asking myself is what I think might happen in the near future and how I should prepare.
John Calvin says "When the light of divine providence has once shone upon a godly man, he is then relieved and set free not only from the extreme anxiety and fear that were pressing him before, but from every care ... Ignorance of providence is the ultimate misery; the highest blessedness lies in knowing it ... It gives incredible freedom from worry about the future."
It's great to be wise and prepare for the days ahead -- saving, storing, wisely investing. But I think there is a much more important preparation we often forget -- it is to make certain that the Lord FIRST in our life and make sure we are trusting in Him alone. So that when these trials and tribulations come upon us, we'll know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we rest securely in His hands!
As you think about the future always remember to put God FIRST.
Dear Lord, as we struggle through the thins of life help us never forget to focus in You and put You first. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.