Read Proverbs 3:1-10
Why should we prepare for a suddenly?
There is no blessing without some preparation as you can see in the following scriptures:
There was no water until ditches were dug. (2 Kings 3:16-17)
There was no oil until vessels were gathered. (2 Kings 4:3)
There was no healing until the leper had dipped seven times. (2 Kings 5:10)
There was no harvest until the ground had been broken up. (Hosea 10:12)
There was no vision until there was obedience. (John 9:7)
There was no fish dinner until the people had sat down. (Matthew 14:19)
There was no Messiah until way had been prepared. (Isaiah 40:3)
There was no resurrection of Lazarus until the stone was removed. (John 11:39)
There can be no salvation until repentance has taken place. (Luke 13:3)
There will be no entrance into heaven without the blood of Jesus Christ. (Revelation 7:13-14)
We need to give God something to work with.