When I have an appointment I try to prepare the best I can so the meeting will be successful. I lay out my clothes the night before, do some research on the topic and person I am to meet, I make sure I am going to be on time (as an act of respect) and I don't let anything distract me because my mind is "fixed" on what I have to do. "Fixed" means: firmly positioned, not subject to change or variation. Psalm 57:7-9, "My heart is steadfast, O GOD, my heart is steadfast...I will sing praises to YOU..." I once read how the scribes "prepared" themselves to copy the Scriptures. When it came time to write GOD'S name, they would bathe themselves and remove all impurities before they would write HIS name. Then the LORD impressed upon me, that I prepare myself better for the world than I do to go to Church (another appointment, if you will) or even to pray to HIM. So today, let us truly "prepare" ourselves to go before HIM. Fix our hearts on what we will and will not do before we encounter temptations. Prepare our hearts to seek the LORD. Let our commitments be strong, let us sing Praises and let us "focus" our thoughts on goodness and faithfulness of the LORD. I want to be prepared because I HAVE AN IMPORTANT APPOINTMENT.
Psalm 139: 23-24
GOD IS GOD!
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