Prepare Your Heart. Spiritual preparation does not mean we shine our shoes and put on our best clothes to go to church. There is nothing wrong with that as it shows the respect we have for God, however that is not really spiritual preparation.
16 The LORD is King forever and ever;
The nations have perished out of His land.
17 LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble;
You will prepare their heart;
You will cause Your ear to hear,
18 To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed,
That the man of the earth may oppress no more.
Psalm 10:16-18, NKJV
1. The Lord is King
2. God Will Prepare Your Heart
3. Man of the Earth Will Oppress No More
I could stop right there! Spiritual preparation does not mean we shine our shoes and put on our best clothes to go to church. There is nothing wrong with that as it shows the respect we have for God, however that is not really spiritual preparation. Psalm 10:16-18 shown above gives us a perfect picture of true spiritual preparation.
You will never truly be prepared spiritually if you do not acknowledge that the Lord is King. There is no other! There is no higher law than God's law! No man, country, or people can rule over you above the authority of God, whether they acknowledge it or not. A nation may pass whatever laws they wish, but you as a true believer must take care to compare those laws with the Bible. You must obey God's laws above the laws of your country.
Now that you understand your relationship to the Lord, and bow humbly before Him, you begin to understand the nature of true preparation of your heart. None of your own efforts or great talents can truly prepare you before God because . . .
. . . the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7)
If we truly understand who the Lord is, we can do nothing but fall on our faces before Him and praise His righteous and holy name.
When God prepares the hearts of His children, they will no longer oppress others. It no longer matters how they look to other people, how much power they have, or how rich they are.
The believer is a new man in Christ.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Go to God today and ask Him to prepare your heart; pray that your Christian life (all of your life) will be focused upon serving God. God will prepare you to come before Him and to serve Him all the days of your life!