A blessing shared. from Alan in Scotland.
Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:13 (NASB)
Preparation is necessary in all aspects of our life, work or household, pleasure or in health. Thus it is no surprise that in spiritual matters preparation is also required. Prayer and Bible study are essential to our daily survival in the world we live in. Our walk with God is not only a short term strategy, but also a long term preparation for our future with God either through the Rapture or in death (Colossians 3:4).
In our verse today the preparation is metaphorical of action; girding up relating to securing any loose clothing in such a way to make movement unhindered (Ephesians 6:14). But how do you gird up your…
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