I Thought I Was Ready – Now Think On This by Steve Martin

I Thought I Was Ready
Now Think On This
Steve Martin

“For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.” (Matthew 24:44, NASU)

I was still troubled when I woke up that Friday for the start of the ending work week day. I wasn’t quite sure what the dream meant, but it disturbed my spirit. I thought I was ready.
In remembering the dream, I recall that a wedding was that day, and I had prepared as well as I figured I should. What seemed to be my final preparation was to finish the grilling of the fresh meat for the dinner reception. Being it was already on the grill, all seemed well.
But then I found out that more people than I had expected were coming. As I began to fret on that note, I realized that the amount of beef which I had determined for the original count was not going to be nearly adequate. Even what I did have now on hand began to shrink as it cooked on the outdoor grill. It was a dilemma.
I wasn’t panicking quite yet, but I was getting real nervous, knowing this was not going to be enough. There were more coming to the celebration than I had planned on, and there would not be the food to feed them properly.
In the dream my eldest son was about 12 at the time. (Considering he is now over 38, at the time of this dream and writing, this let me know that this was a spiritual dream.) He had been helping with the preparations. Trying to think fast as to what should be done, I began to pull out money from my wallet to give to him, to run to the store and get more meat.
At first I had thought that just plain hamburgers would do at this point, but then I realized that besides the additional meat to get, there would be the necessity to get the buns, ketchup, mustard, pickles, onions and such. No, that wouldn’t work. I knew we had not the time nor the means to get it all done in time.
So my next thought was, “We’ll just have to go to McDonalds and get 50 hamburgers.” Great. How was that going to look at a wedding reception?
When I woke, I was asking the Lord to give insight as to the meaning of the dream. This is what I felt He wanted me to know.
Even though the ages of my son and myself in the dream were in time past, I sensed in my spirit that this was for a time yet to come, and sooner than expected. In my current spiritual state, and in the natural I believe, I thought I was ready, but He was indicating to me that my preparations thus far were not enough. More would be needed to have what it would take to be ready – for the large amount of people that were coming.
Coming for what? Coming to participate in the Lord’s wedding, as He Himself had been preparing for that soon coming time.
There is more to be done. I thought I was ready. He is indicating I am not.
Are you?
Now think on this,
Steve Martin
Love For His People, Inc.

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Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (married 45 years), founded Love For His People Ministry in 2010. This work gives love and support to our friends in Israel and other nations with friendship and humanitarian aid. Through social media, Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel, the ministry is a growing, effective outreach. Steve has also authored and published 36 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area and have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids. Ahava and shalom with blessings on ye head!

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