God is working in your life right now. Our time of preparation is now and always. You are prepared for what is happening now and you are being prepared for what is to come.
(Psalm 139:15-16 TPT) You even formed every bone in my body, when you created me in the secret place, carefully, skillfully shaping me from nothing to something. You saw who you created me to be before I became me! Before I’d ever seen the light of day, the number of days you planned for me were already recorded in your book.
1 – He prepares our walk
(Acts 13:22 TPT) After removing him, God raised up David to be king, for God said of him, ‘I have found in David, son of Jesse, a man who always pursues my heart and will accomplish all that I have destined him to do.’
(Ps. 119: 47-48 TPT) My passion and delight is in your word, for I love what you say to me! I long for more revelation of your truth, for I love the light of your word as I meditate on your decrees.
(Ps 26:6-7 TPT) When I come before you, I’ll come clean, approaching your altar with songs of thanksgiving, singing the songs of your mighty miracles.
(Ps. 51:1-2 TPT) God, give me mercy from your fountain of forgiveness! I know your abundant love is enough to wash away my guilt. Because your compassion is so great, take away this shameful guilt of sin. Forgive the full extent of my rebellious ways, and erase this deep stain on my conscience.
(1 Sam. 17:45-47 NIV) David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. 47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”
2 – He prepares our weapons
(1 Sam. 17: 34-37 NIV) But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.”
3 – He prepares our worship
(1 Samuel 16: 18 NIV) One of the servants said to Saul, “One of Jesse’s sons from Bethlehem is a talented harp player. Not only that—he is a brave warrior, a man of war, and has good judgment. He is also a fine-looking young man, and the Lord is with him.”
(1 Samuel 17:23 NIV) Whenever the spirit from God came on Saul, David would take up his lyre and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.
(Psalm 145:1-3 TPT) My heart explodes with praise to you! Now and forever my heart bows in worship to you, my King and my God! 2 Every day I will lift up my praise to your name with praises that will last throughout eternity. 3 Lord, you are great and worthy of the highest praise! For there is no end to the discovery of the greatness that surrounds you.
(Psalm 100:4 TPT) You can pass through his open gates with the password of praise. Come right into his presence with thanksgiving. Come bring your thank offering to him and affectionately bless his beautiful name!
Questions for MDWK:
1 – Think back on your life up until this point. How has God prepared you for where you are right now?
2 – Look at what is happening in your life right now. How do you see God preparing you in this moment? What is He teaching/revealing to you?
3 – What are some things you’ve learned about your walk, warfare, and worship?
4 – How does this encourage you during this season?