Saturday, September 19, 2020

September 19

When furnishing the kitchen of my second home, I chose not the purchase all new items; instead, I went to Salvation Army and got small appliances, cooking utensils, and other needed accessories. However, you don’t realize what you are missing until you need it, or in this case, want. I’ve enjoyed eating a cheesy, garlicky waffle to break my fast lately; it’s delicious and crispy. Trying to make the concoction as a pancake just isn’t as good. So yesterday, I took a trip to Salvation Army to see if they had a waffle iron, and to my surprise, they did, but they had it marked too high, an amount that I could get a new one! After finding a few other things, I headed to the checkout with the waffle iron in tow, to see if I could get it marked down; thankfully, they want to sell it as much as I want to buy it, and he agreed to mark it down, and I went home with my new, but slightly used appliance. 

The waffle I make has no grain in it; if you’re thinking, “how can she be off sugar and eat a waffle?” The answer is that it’s possible, but not ordinary; it’s more of a savory option. I consider it to be a bread replacement. 

As a teacher, I’m teaching what I’ve learned from the master. I give you tidbits of information that make it easier to understand the lesson, but I’m not the Master; I’m more like the moon or a star.

“The moon and the stars are lost when the sun rises.” Matthew Henry. 

Remember my waffle; it’s merely a bread replacement, not “the Bread!” As a teacher, I’m more like the Salvation Army, discounted, but still good, but not brand new like Jesus! If you want to know Jesus intimately, follow his footsteps through Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. He is the Bread of life!

"Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst."  John 6:35

Friday, September 18, 2020

September 18

Have you ever asked God to enlighten you on the scripture you are reading? If you ask, he will give you wisdom concerning his word. I began reading the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament a couple of days ago, but today I asked for the Holy Spirit to shed some new light onto what I was reading, and you know what? He did! I only read a small section of chapter four about the temptation of Jesus, but I also read the account in Luke to make sure I didn’t miss anything. Since Jesus hadn’t eaten in forty days, his brain was utterly cleansed, not to forget that he had just been baptized by John forty days earlier, so if there were any impurities within him, (Jesus was perfect, so I doubt there were), his baptism and fasting would have cleansed him to begin fresh for his ministry. 

When the devil began tempting him, he combated every scripture taken out of context by using scripture in context. You must be on your game and know the Bible, so when scripture is misquoted or taken out of context, you know how to answer it or refute it. When the devil begins to lie to you, as he lied to Jesus, be ready, but if you get weary of dealing with Satan, just tell him to “Be gone” just as Jesus did.

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’” Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him. Matthew 4:8-11

Thursday, September 17, 2020

September 17

The Feast of Trumpets begins tomorrow evening. It is thought to be a memorial of the day that the Israelites were called to Mt. Sinai to enter into a covenant with God. That day the trumpet sound was loud and began at sunrise and continued until sunset. Some think since it represents the beginning of the Jewish new year that it may be the anniversary of the creation of the world. It seems reasonable to believe that, being it is an institution of God. 

We are children of the New Covenant, which was celebrated by the disciples and instituted by Jesus at what we call The Last Supper. We remember this day by the breaking of bread, which represents Jesus’s body and dipping it in wine, which represents his blood. This covenant with Jesus atones our sins. This institution may be why we, as Christians, do not celebrate God’s appointed feasts. I know most of us are not Jews, but if the feasts were important to Jesus, then they should be important to us; he celebrated them. At the very least, we should acknowledge them and acknowledge him for creating them. 

Do your best to celebrate God’s appointed feast. I was never taught about them in church and only learned of them by reading my Bible. Do not neglect reading the scriptures; if you do, everything you are taught about Jesus will be the product of your culture rather than scripturally correct.

And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with blast of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall not do any ordinary work, and you shall present a food offering to the LORD.” Leviticus 23:23-25

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

September 16

I miss sugar. I quit eating it a couple of years ago to help me lose weight, but now I do it for my health. Think about it, if sugar can rot out a hard surface like your teeth, what is it doing to your soft tissue? I believe it’s like a drug addiction and nearly impossible to quit. Try and quit; I’ll bet you can’t. It takes determination, motivation, and you have to take control over your will; and that is the key! And another thing, the idea that you need to eat first thing in the morning to be healthy is just a lie. My last meal of the day is usually around 5:30 pm, and I don’t eat again until 11:00 am, and only an occasional snack. However, my meals are full-blown, high protein with plenty of necessary fat, to help me stay satisfied. Fasting for around 18 hours gives my brain time to clean up. I no longer have the ups and downs in my weight and have maintained the same size for more than a year and a half! I have more energy as a 55-year-old than I can remember of my entire life. It is the same will power that it takes to be consistently in God’s Word. You must be determined and motivated to get your spiritual health in check. You can’t do it alone, you need the Holy Spirit for both your spiritual health and bodily health, but you also have to take control over your will. The most important food you can eat is scripture; when you eat it, you will be satisfied!

Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. 1 Corinthians 9:25-27

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

September 15

We are not of this world. We changed the moment we accepted Jesus as our Savior. We died to this world and were given a new life filled with the Holy Spirit; this makes us different than others. If we don’t see eye-to-eye on issues, it’s because they are dead and still live in the flesh; we crucified our flesh, and live by the Spirit as ambassadors for Jesus. We are set apart from the rest, so we should not be living like the unsaved. 

The Lord placed a burden on my heart for those who struggle with strongholds, such as fear, unbelief, trauma, and rejection. Sometimes these things aren’t easily overcome, but if you set your mind to do it, and genuinely want relief from such burdens, you will work on getting past them. It’s not something you do alone; you must seek God and accept the assistance of the Holy Spirit; listen and follow his instructions. One caveat, you must be saved! Without Jesus, freedom is impossible, and your efforts will fall flat. When you’ve accepted Jesus, you turn away from your old habits and sins, and you start living a new life for him. If this change hasn’t taken place, you’re probably not saved and need to ask him to forgive you and to give you a new life devoted to him. 

I write this post to “The followers of Christ” as a way to draw attention to anyone who considers themselves saved, to help them turn and indeed follow him, knowing full well that many who identify as a Christian are not truly saved. Check your heart today, leave the past behind, and start fresh with Jesus as your Savior.

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

Monday, September 14, 2020

September 14

People don’t want to believe in God’s wrath, but I assure you, it still exists in our New Testament times. Those of us who trust in Jesus have no worries because he has saved us. However, the world is full of evil, and disaster will come upon them for denying the power of God. When you read about the Old Testament disasters, you get a clear view of how powerful God is; he doesn’t play games. If you deny him, as many do today, he will impose his strength upon you, and you will either believe in him, or you will spend your eternity in hell. His wrath is not only for our afterlife, but it is in the here, and now, though many will say the power of weather has nothing to do with God and that it’s just a natural occurrence, I will say they are wrong! God uses earthquakes, storms, rains, fire, hail, plagues, insects, and other “natural disasters” as lessons to teach us to trust in him alone. Many things are out of our control that we must expect him to handle. We get into trouble when we try to control our situation when we alone have no source of power outside of God. If you are struggling today, look to God as your source; he is mighty. If he can control the weather conditions, you can bet your life; he can handle the trouble in your situation.

I said, ‘Surely you will fear me; you will accept correction. Then your dwelling would not be cut off according to all that I have appointed against you.’ But all the more they were eager to make all their deeds corrupt. “Therefore wait for me,” declares the LORD, “for the day when I rise up to seize the prey. For my decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, to pour out upon them my indignation, all my burning anger; for in the fire of my jealousy all the earth shall be consumed. Zephaniah 3:7-8

Sunday, September 13, 2020

September 13

Are you fed-up yet? I am! I’m blazing through the minor prophets and nearing the end of the Old Testament, but today I’m lingering in Habakkuk. Though many of the Old Testament prophecies seem to resemble the issues we are dealing with today, Habakkuk seems to be mirroring it. The rioting and looting that are taking place before our eyes, the drunkenness, and idol worship, seem to mimic the Bible prophecy of old. Pay close attention; evil people govern these cities. Eventually, God will require payment from those who build up their wealth on the backs of the ordinary citizens and allow them to rot in the squalor of a downtrodden city. Doesn’t this sound familiar?

“Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house, to set his nest on high, to be safe from the reach of harm! You have devised shame for your house by cutting off many peoples; you have forfeited your life. Habakkuk 2:9-10

The mayors and governors protect their properties with the taxpayer’s money and let the rest of the city become ravaged by vandals! Their day of justice will come! If you have a chance, go and read Habakkuk. It’s only three chapters and well worth the read.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

September 12

Finding out that an evangelist you once trusted has been accused of filthy misconduct can be devastating. Isn’t there anyone we can trust? Protect yourself, and remember that the enemy is waiting for anyone who speaks the Word of God to mess up so that he can shout it from the rooftops. He knows we are only human, and continues to push sin in our faces, and exploit any weakness we might have. We don’t know what lies beneath the surface, or what evil is hidden in the darkness of other people. What must we do? Ask for wisdom and stop relying on evangelist and preachers to feed you. You’re an adult; it’s time for you to begin feeding yourself. Everything we need to know is in the Bible. If you need help to ensure that you hear the Holy Spirit correctly, get a Bible commentary to use as a guide. A free source that is accessible to anyone online is called biblehub. It has several commentaries; you can use them all or select the one you like the most and use it to follow along with your daily reading. You need to get used to studying for yourself because the world is chipping away at our freedom of religion daily. The only way to be sure you are getting fed is to pick up the fork and eat!

I put the link to biblehub in the comments.

For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. Hebrews 5:12-14

Friday, September 11, 2020

September 11

Many of us remember this day like it was yesterday. We remember the emotions of fear and panic as we watched our country come under attack. I ran from school to school, gathering my children like a mother hen gathering her chicks, and rushed them home, hoping we would be safe there. Here I am, years later, wishing I could gather them up again and rush them to a place where we would all be safe, but they are all grown, and some have children of their own, and where would we go? Every country has its own set of problems. The terrorists of today are domestic. Who are these people destroying us? They are spoiled children who don’t know what it’s like to go without, so they cry like babies because of their overwhelming feelings. We need to force them to live in the mess they are making; then maybe they will know what it’s like to survive with nothing. One day we will stop paying so much attention to our feelings and recognize the truth. My only hope is that my children and grandchildren will all be fleeing with me when we hear the trumpet call to be gathered to our Savior. He is our only hope and our only safe place. It will be Jesus gathering us like a hen gathering her chicks, covering us, and protecting us from the brutality that exists all over the world today. Until that day comes, continue to trust in him, and hold on to your faith, because that’s all we have.

Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth. I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown. Revelation 3:10-11

Thursday, September 10, 2020

September 10

I think God has a sense of humor. We are made in his image, and I imagine our minds are like his in some ways. Yesterday, I woke up with a song in my mind, not just any music, but an old Jerry Reed song that I haven’t heard since I was a child, and that’s a lot of years! I had just finished reading Joel the day before and had probably glanced at the next book coming up, but had not dwelled on it. The song was Amos Moses! Here’s why it’s humorous:

Now Amos Moses was a Cajun

He lived by himself in the swamp

He hunted alligator for a living

He'd just knock them in the head with a stump

The Louisiana law gonna get you, Amos

I think the Holy Spirit was excited for me to get up and start reading this book and woke me up to this tune. I didn’t understand that until today. From humor to seriousness, and a call to pray and mount up to help if able.

We have forgotten our fellow countrymen in Louisiana and Texas who are still dealing with the aftermath of hurricane Laura. We are at ease in our air conditioning and refrigeration, while many are still suffering in this oppressive heat. The media is so fixated on the coronavirus that nothing else matters, so our attention is not given to the disaster of these two states. If you can help, please help; if not, please pray.

The following verses were in my reading for today and are similar to what Louisiana and Texas are dealing with, but may not be entirely in context because this was a prophecy against Zion. However, indeed, we should not rest easy while our brothers and sisters suffer from disaster.

O you who put far away the day of disaster and bring near the seat of violence? “Woe to those who lie on beds of ivory and stretch themselves out on their couches, and eat lambs from the flock and calves from the midst of the stall, Amos 6:3-4

The photo is of my friend Suzy’s niece. She’s doing all she can to help. My friend is from Louisiana.

September 9

With all that’s going on in the world today, it’s easy to get caught up in the desire for Jesus’s return. Those of us who are saved are waiting for the call to meet him in the sky, which is different from his return; these are two other times. I imagine, when he calls us to meet him, and all his followers are brought home, mass chaos will break out on the earth. The Holy Spirit will be going home with us, which means that anyone wanting to receive Jesus as Savior will need to be prompted by their own conscience because his works will have ended. 

I learned a lot by reading part of Amos today. One particular thing that was brought to my attention was lamenting. Did you know that there are people skillful in lamenting? Sure you do! We all know people who cry over everything; we call them empaths. In biblical times, they would have had a job. You can see how weeping and mourning could cause you to desire Jesus to come now, but there is a “woe” that goes with that desire. 

Woe to you who desire the day of the LORD! Why would you have the day of the LORD? It is darkness, and not light, Amos 5:18

Continue to pray, and get past your discomfort of living at the end of the end times. Do what you were called to do, and spread the word about salvation through Jesus. Our misery is nearly over, but the rest of the world will face much hardship; do not desire their hardship because, at that time, everyone will be skillful in lamenting, but it will have teeth!

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

September 8

Praise him when you’re stressed. Praise him when you’re anxious. Thank him for what you have, knowing what you’re going through is just a minor blip on the timeline of your life. You will get past this current dilemma, it is not here to stay, but it will serve to strengthen your character. Let me assure you, at your weakest moment; you will see the power of God. When you have nothing left, that’s when he can show you he has you wrapped up in love. Because of him, we hold the advantage, and even when it doesn’t seem to be working in our favor, I can assure you that it will, but we must wait on his timing. Guaranteed, we will win because of our faith in him and his faithfulness to us. Stand firm in your faith, but weak in yourself, because we are nothing without him. He holds us up when we are about to buckle and gives us the strength to carry on. Don’t worry about what tomorrow will bring, but trust that God has your back. 

As practical advice in troubled times, look outside of what you are expecting. Sometimes he helps you in other ways that push you along and keeps you afloat.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Monday, September 7, 2020

September 7

A while back, my grandson and I were swimming at the beach, while Richard watched from the shore. We had gone out to a sand bar that was a little ways out. Richard began motioning that there was something big coming our way, but he couldn’t tell what it was. I love the beach, but the creatures that reside in the water freak me out! I tried not to overreact because I didn’t want to scare my grandson, so I remained calm and looked to see what it was; thankfully, it was just a manatee because it came within five feet of us!

Just yesterday, I was wading out to cool off from the heat of the sun; I was in water up to my neck; the further I went out, the colder the water became. Suddenly I was surrounded by tiny fish, which always causes me concern because I’m sure something big is chasing them. I stopped worrying about it and moved toward the shore. As I was enjoying the coolness, without noticing my surroundings, a fish ran into me! What the heck! I’ve never had that happen, but before I got out of the water, it had happened to me two more times! Not only was that a surprise, but I saw a fish that was about 5 feet long jump out of the water, and it wasn’t a dolphin! I think it was a tarpon. 

Just like there are great wonders in the ocean that we cannot see, there are wonders within our atmosphere that are hidden. We are surrounded by heavenly beings that are our allies. Though the enemy is among us, there are more that are on our side. Only one-third of them are against us, which means two-thirds are for us. Rest easy, though the scary ones make a lot of noise, the heavenly hosts are watching and protecting.

His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. Revelation 12:4

Sunday, September 6, 2020

September 6

After trimming back my palm, I realized that the reason it may be dying is that it has a fungus, a white powdery substance, which I’m sure is some type of mold. There wasn’t much left after I cut off all the dead; there were only a few green branches. Hopefully, I caught it quickly enough to keep it from killing the whole tree. One of my friends mentioned that it might have wet feet, which I agree with. When we leave for a week or so, we add extra water to the bottom tray to keep it from drying out completely, and I believe this may have contributed to its potential demise. 

Are your roots sitting in stagnant water, drinking in the same old poison that keeps causing you grief? Dig deep, and get to the root cause of why you do what you do that brings sin into your life. Are you repeating a family tradition, which is not in line with God’s word, or have you created your own new habit that is outside of the nature of Jesus? Talk to Jesus, employ the Holy Spirit to help you see what you are missing. Whatever you are struggling with, may be causing you to have wet feet and moldy branches, making you slowly lose hope. Jesus is the solution; exposure to him will help you focus. Cut off the dead, so you can improve your spiritual progress.

and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; Hebrew 12:13-15

Saturday, September 5, 2020

September 5

I have a palm tree that was once sitting on my porch, but because of the wind, it got knocked over a couple of times, so I brought it inside. Unfortunately, because the inside of my house doesn’t get enough light, it has failed to thrive; it looks sad and has turned brown. So today, one of my tasks is to put it back on the porch, trim off the dead, find a secure place out of the wind, and hope that the light will bring it back to life. We are that palm tree if we hide in the dark away from the light of Jesus, and neglect ourselves by not coming into his presence regularly. If you’ve been out of communication with him for a while, I feel a sense of urgency for you to call to him, and for you to bask in his light once again. There is also no time like the present to gather your family and people you love and remind them of how much you love them and encourage them to accept God’s free gift of eternal life through Jesus. He is the only one who can take the dead, trim off the sinful branches, and bring them back to life eternal. Don’t wait! They need to be exposed to the light before they die, or before the saints are caught up with Jesus in the clouds; we are close, so there is no time like now to encourage their salvation.

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

Friday, September 4, 2020

September 4

Yesterday, I watched a video that set my heart on fire for the lost. I encourage you to watch it. The man in the video is explaining what is now taking place that lines up with biblical prophecy; even if the warning turns out to be wrong, the message is clear, time is short and maybe shorter than we think. God has given me a new evangelical mission; as uncomfortable as I am with face to face encounters, I cannot hold back and must tell everyone I meet about Jesus. After feeling the urgency of this message, I witnessed to five different people in one day! I worked in ministry for two years and never proclaimed the gospel that many times in a day. I even went back to my Baptist roots and asked a man, ”if you were to die today, do you know for sure that you would go to Heaven?” I haven’t used that term forever! I don’t wish for anyone to be left behind; the chaos and evil will be too much to handle. Those who decide to accept Jesus after we are raptured will endure much torment and will have no choice but to lay down their life for Jesus if they want to save their life in eternity. The mark of the beast is post-rapture, don’t worry about it now; we will be gone when it is required for purchases. If wrong, then no harm is done, but if right, salvation will come to many more.

Please go to my Facebook profile and watch the video marked “Bible Prophecy Update - September 2.”

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

Thursday, September 3, 2020

September 3

It’s five in the morning, but I’m not ready to get up, so I go back to sleep and don’t get up until seven. That five a.m. call to get up was from God, and I slept through it. From seven to eight, I was distracted by things going on in my house, and now I’ve cut short my time in God’s Word, but I managed to learn, even then. Many people get up early to work out their bodies, but what about their brains? From where does your wisdom come? The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom; don’t cut short your time with him. If you get control of your eating habits, you won’t need to work out so hard and can spend quality time with the Father, and put Jesus first in your life. Your brain works better after you fast, so the best time to study should be in the early morning hours. Have your coffee, but avoid the sugar. If you must have your coffee sweet, use a carbohydrate-free sweetener. I know this is not a very powerful message, but if you needed direction on this issue, a few pointers could help.  Proverbs 2 is all about wisdom; put it on your reading list today.

if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; Proverbs 2:4-6

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

September 2

Every morning, I come downstairs to all the windows frosted with condensation, which prohibits me from seeing out. As a person of nature, I need to be able to see the works of God’s hand as I study. This need became evident when we bought a condo in a high rise, and I couldn’t see the trees anymore, though I could see the water, thank goodness. That made it essential for me to fill my porch with plants. Anyway, I got the bright idea that I would use a squeegee to clean off the condensation so I could see again. As I finished reading my scripture, about an hour later, the condensation was back; that gives you an indication of how hot it is here. This can also be a lesson in understanding scripture. Sometimes you are going to read it, and it will be clear what God is trying to tell you, and you will easily understand its meaning, but then there will be other times that it feels like glass with condensation, where the information is hazy at best. Don’t get dismayed; God will make it clear when it’s necessary for you to understand it. I’ve read the Bible cover to cover a few times, but never has it been more clear to me than it is now, but not all of it; some things are still hazy, and that’s okay; God will give me and you clarity when the time is right.

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. James 1:5

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

September 1

We are at war, but not the kind of war you might be thinking of, where guns and ammunition are used, we are engaged in a spiritual war between the satanic and our God. The weapons of this war are different and need to be battled in the spirit. Don’t be naive; the flesh is also involved, Satan has many weapons, and he will do battle against the physical as well; but because our help comes from the Lord, we must engage spiritually. I feel that it’s crucial for me to go over our weapons of war once again; here’s your reminder so you can shore up your armor: 

  • Conquer unbelief
  • Stay free of sin
  • Trust God
  • Be secure in your salvation
  • Listen to the Holy Spirit

Paul gives us a list in Ephesians 6. Read it today. It’s more important than ever that we listen and armor up.

*For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. *Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. *Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, *and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. *In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; *and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, *praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, Ephesians 6:12-18

Monday, August 31, 2020

August 31

Yesterday, I left the house when there was a break in the rain. My Mac was at BestBuy to see if it could be repaired and I needed to pick it up. While standing at the counter waiting to be helped, it started pouring again. When leaving, I waited by the door, but it never lets up, so I decided to run for it, with my broken computer in tow. I was completely drenched! However, I hadn’t finished with my errands and still had to get out at the grocery store! Still wet from coming out of BestBuy, I made a run for it into Publix, and I left my grocery list in the car! I did my best to remember what was on it and only forgot something minor. The point of the story is, life must go on, even when it’s a bad day. Though 2020 seems tragic, we must continue to live our lives and do our best to get through it. There will be days that are better than others, but we can’t quit; that’s not an option. Put your seatbelt on; 2020 is not over yet. The ride might get bumpy, and we might get wet running through the rain of terror, but we can’t quit. The plans of God must go on, and he will see us through it.

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12