Daily Devotionals

August 25

Be Light on Your Feet

Gloria Copeland
Behold, the bridegroom cometh.

Listen, it’s just about supper time in the kingdom of God! Jesus is preparing a banquet for us in heaven and it’s almost complete. So get ready. Don’t be so caught up in the world’s activities that you can’t hear what He is telling you to do.

Now is the time to consecrate and dedicate every fiber of your being, every moment of your life and everything you do to the Lord’s service. You don’t want anything to hold you back in this thrilling hour. You don’t want anything to keep you from walking in the spirit and experiencing the Glory God is about to manifest in the earth.

Jesus taught about this kind of readiness in Matthew 25:1-13:

“Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

“They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

“While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

“Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

“But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

“Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

“Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.”

The point this parable makes very clear is this: When it comes to being ready and dedicating yourself to the Lord, you’re the one who has to do it. You must go and buy oil for yourself—ahead of time. You must see to it that you’re ready for God. You must make sure there’s nothing in your life that would cause you to shrink back from His presence.

So prepare yourself! Consecrate yourself to God and keep yourself full of the Word and the Holy Spirit so that when you hear the blast of the trumpet announcing Jesus’ return, you’ll be so light on your feet that you’ll just lift right out of here!

Speak the Word

I do not know the day nor the hour when Jesus will return; therefore I will continue to watch for Him. (Matthew 25:13)

Scripture Study: Colossians 3:1-10

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