Prepare the way …

“David was thinking, ‘My son Solomon is too young to plan ahead for this [the temple of God]…so I’ll get the construction materials together.’ That’s why David prepared this huge stockpile of building materials before he died.” 1 Chronicles 22:5,6

prepareAfter becoming single again, finances became the first issue for me to resolve. My first task was to sign up for my deceased spouse’s Social Security. It took a marriage and death certificate and about two hours to complete the application. Then, after waiting two months to receive the death certificate, I made a visit to the bank to close one account and begin the process of transferring an IRA to my name. Next, I filed a claim for life insurance, which took three months to transfer to a flexible account. Even putting a car title and utilities into my name took hours of time because we had not prepared for ownership to change.

David knew what a mess it would take to rebuild Temple of God, and in his aging years prepared for his son Solomon to take over with ease.

All the after death business took a toll on me when factored into the feeling of loss. My advice: Take heed and prepare for the all scenarios and then relax, and enjoy the days you have with loved ones.

Lord, help us think outside of the life-on-Earth box to prepare for the future. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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