Prepare Your Work- Conclusion

“Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.” Proverbs 16:3

As I look back to the time we moved to our present home, it becomes clear that a longtime friend of mine demonstrated the kind of inspired preparation that has been discussed in the last two posts. After closing out my antique business fifteen years ago, I continued to hold on to the pieces that I hoped to use in our new home; however, it was uncertain as to which among them would suit our new residence, which was not nearly as rustic as our restored farmhouse. Furthermore, I couldn’t ascertain if particular antiques would physically fit into the smaller space we were going to occupy.

At this point, my friend, Brenda—who has always formulated detailed preparations for her various projects—offered valuable help in preparing for the work of moving into our new home. She meticulously cut to scale the particular antiques and furniture I hoped to keep in order to lay them out on a remarkably accurate graph of our house. All of the tedious groundwork she did suddenly made proper selection of furnishings possible, as well as how to place them. When moving day arrived, the furniture was situated exactly as she had grafted; the benefit from her planning was immeasurable for me. The Lord had indeed used Brenda’s God-given gifts; and just as Proverbs 16:3 promised, my decisions were grounded in well-laid plans—my thoughts were established.