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I’m joining Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt. Five minutes. No editing. Lots of women. All of us writing on that same word.

Today the word prompt is ….. Prepare.

Our desire is to prepare for Christmas. We address cards, decorate, buy gifts, wrap gifts, hide gifts {{yeah, much goes on surrounding gifts!}}, bake, and more.

I am beginning to wonder if we truly ever feel ALL prepared.

This year, by any simple and probably normal assessment, I am far from prepared.

I have only addressed, maybe two cards. My house is not yet decorated. No wreaths hung at all yet. Tree is still not finished. And so the other day, I posted a picture on Facebook of my favorite corner of my house …

photo-9Truth be known, it’s the only corner that is prepared. Here is what hit me ….

While I am yet not prepared, I have never been MORE prepared for Christmas than I am this year!

As I have been reading familiar Scriptures and looking and anticipating Christmas. I have noticed Jesus in the midst of my days this month. He has woven His way into my thoughts and my heart is readied. Each heart must prepare room for Him. No one can do that for you.

The funny thing about heart preparation – it requires no purchase. Nothing more is needed than giving Him time and adoration.

“Joy to the World, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room.”

Today I am joining with …. Five Minute Friday and Everyday Jesus and Fellowship Friday and Friendship Friday .