If you have watched presidential debates in recent years, you’ve undoubtedly noticed an inevitable trend in which one candidate – and it’s usually the incumbent president or candidate who is leading in the polls – loses the first debate due to overconfidence. Alarmed and battered by the media, the candidate then bounces back in the next debate with a stronger performance. Veteran politicians and even occupants of the White House learn the hard way that there is no substitute for preparation.
For in seven days I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights.
The biblical flood did not arrive like a tsunami. God gave everyone plenty of warning that it was on the way – 120 years to be exact and, near the end, a final seven day alert. Noah was prepared…and good thing he didn’t wait until the last minute to build the ark because there would be no second chances. Genesis 6:22 says that long before the flood, Noah “did all that God commanded him.”
Don’t allow your life to become an endless cycle of extinguishing one crisis after another. Today is the day to pray, plan and – yes – prepare for America’s future…and for the purposes He has for you!
Recommended Reading: Proverbs 24:27-34