Posted: Friday, November 10
Verse of the day:
“A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. " (Proverbs 27:12 NLT)
Since we live in Wisconsin, we appreciate our weather persons. From the months of November through March, we watch with anticipation for the sign of white on the radar map. Each day we check to see if the forecast will bring us a change in the weather. We must plan how we will dress, what time we will depart for school or work and so much more based upon what so stranger says about the weather. We love our weather person when they are right, but loath them when they miss the predictions.
Now, I am sure there are people that just go. They don’t pay attention to what is coming. They just try and take life as it comes. However, if you have ever been traveling and run into a sudden storm, where snow and ice threaten to strand you, you think twice about what shoes you have on and if your coat is actually in the car. Today’s verse says that it is foolish to go through life blindly, never looking forward to see what is coming.
Whether it is saving for college, preparing for major life transition (like retirement or even job relocation) or even just keeping an eye on your day to day life, it pays to look ahead. We cannot just go through life with our eye looking to the next step. If we do, we may not see dangers that are ahead.
That is one of the things that I appreciate about our heavenly father. He has vision. He has perspective to see where we are going and what lies ahead. Some of the trials that we go through have nothing to do with our today, but they are God’s way of preparing us for the storm that is ahead. Each day we much make the effort to tune into our life forecaster. We need to see what the spiritual radar of the spirit sees coming and we need to trust in his forecast. He is no stranger on the television, but he is our father. He loves us and wants us to live abundant lives.
So take time today to sit and listen to the forecast. Tune into see what your father sees coming. Talk to him about things that you think may be on the horizon. As you do, you will be able to prepare. And when the unexpected storm pops up, don’t fear, he will see you through.