My family has taken a very hard hit this year. Many friends and family have passed away. This past weekend was particularly rough. I won’t go into details for the sake of privacy, but it has affected me greatly.

The Bible talks about death, and what we are supposed to do before it claims us if we are able. Three verses that have been in my mind as of late are the following:

Psalm 90:12- “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”

Proverbs 13:22- “A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children…”

II Kings 20:1- “…Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.”

So, today I want to write about preparing for the inevitable. The first verse speaks about numbering our days. We only have a certain number, and we can spend those days being foolish or gaining wisdom. Hindering or helping. Hating or loving. I, more than ever, am looking at life differently.

The second verse is something that is very close to my heart right now. My husband and I are supposed to leave an inheritance that will last generations for our family. We have made bad financial decisions in the past. Each time we do so, we are stealing from our son and what we can leave for him. We are currently getting out of debt using the Dave Ramsey books we bought and will hopefully begin to start building wealth soon afterwards.

The third verse says, “Set thine house in order…” which was a command given to a king when he was sick and about to die. We often hear, “Get your affairs in order.” We shouldn’t wait until we can see the end to prepare. By then, it will be too late to really take care of some things. God extended the king’s life. We need to take every day as a gift and use it to it’s full potential.

I am getting my house in order. I can’t afford to wait, because there are so many unknowns.

-Kristen D.