When I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. 2 Timothy 1:5 (NKJV)

We all endure seasons of spiritual idleness when our service for Christ appears slack. Opportunities seem few; demand for our input is slight. If we allow such occasions to dull our spiritual fervor, however, we will not be ready to minister when the door of service opens.

Spiritual readiness in the dry season is necessary for usefulness later, meaning you cultivate your relationship with Christ Jesus through daily prayer and searching of the Scriptures. Your purpose is to know and glorify God. That should be your passion, regardless of your ministry opportunities.

Spiritual readiness also means you daily apply the truth you discover through fellowship with the Lord and study of the Scriptures. You APPLY PUBLICLY what God’s Spirit teaches you in your private devotions.

You are faithful in the little things. Then when the demand arises, you will be fully prepared—equipped for the task through Christ’s presence within you.

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