Saturday, March 21, 2020

March 21

We are used to having everything at our fingertips, places to be entertained, food readily available, and natural resources open for our pleasure; now that our stores are rationing products, and many things are closed, it’s a little disconcerting. Is this such a terrible thing? Not necessarily. I got a text from one of my neighbors that they are gathering in the driveways for cocktail hour, but of course at a “social distance.” Wouldn’t you know it, they planned something fun while I’m out of town! What a great way to get to know your neighbors! Take a look at the things you can do and the people you can enjoy when you are not bogged down by all the running around. Meet your neighbors, talk to your family, slow down and enjoy what God gave you. People all over the world are learning how to entertain themselves in this time of uncertainty. It’s a good time to read all those books that have been gathering dust, see a new movie that’s being released on television for the first time, or maybe open up your Bible and read what God has to say first hand. His promises are good, and he is faithful; doesn’t it ease your mind, and soothe your soul to know that?

For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you, Silvanus and Timothy and I, was not Yes and No, but in him it is always Yes. For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory. 2 Corinthians 1:19-20

Friday, March 20, 2020

March 20

There is nothing new under the sun. People before us have gone through this and lived, though some may have passed on, the world continued, and we are a product of that continuation. We must not become overly obsessed with false narratives. We must not make this situation worse than it is, by fretting over what may or may not come to pass. We don’t know if this is an evil, sinister plan, or whether it is God reminding us that he alone is God. All we can do is pray that an end is near, and the world resumes, but is awakened. My hope is that those who are lost, or those who have walked away from God find their way back to him, and obey his voice; if they seek him with all their heart and soul, they will find him.

But from there you will seek the LORD your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul. When you are in tribulation, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, you will return to the LORD your God and obey his voice. Deuteronomy 4:29-30

Thursday, March 19, 2020

March 19

Our tendency is to worry about the unknown, but we are not like the unsaved, we have a Holy God who has us in the clutches of his hands. Who knows what tomorrow will bring? He does! Take this time to reflect upon the good he has done for you, count your blessings. Trust that he will see us through this trial; act like children, who trust their parents to care for them without a clue of what is going on. He is our Father, and will do what is best for us. Though the enemy has plans for our destruction; he only rules over us if we allow him to. This too will pass, but the good it brings will be beyond anything we could hope for or even imagine. God is our best ally in times of trouble; trust him!

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:6-7

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

March 18

CANCELLED!! Everything is cancelled. Restaurants are closed, theme parks are closed, gatherings are cancelled, you name it, and it has been cancelled. Is God forcing a Sabbath rest? Though one president said we are not, we are a Christian nation, founded on the principles of the Bible. If God forced the Jews to rest, is he forcing us to rest? Other nations are also being forced to rest; if the world is involved, maybe it’s a sign that God is fed-up with the antics of the people, and is doing something about it. It’s almost like he pressed a reset button, and all the world had to take notice. Take notice: the schools in Florida will be closed until beyond Passover, and most schools internationally are doing the same thing! Hmm. My fellow believers, pay attention, get right with God, our time on this earth may be cut short; only God knows, but out of an abundance of caution, we should always be prepared for what may come next. If Jesus kept the Passover, why don’t we? He was the Lamb that was slain, once for all. We should, in the very least, honor Jesus during this time.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

March 17

The place that I sit and study gives me a good vantage point to see my dining room table. Because it’s spring, we have been leaving the doors open for some fresh air; the weather has been beautiful. Now, it may only be a glare, but from here it looks like the dust has settled on the table. After looking at it for a couple of days, I believe it may be time to clean it off. It’s part of living; there is a big dust-up, we open our door, and the dust comes in; we can’t see it until it begins to settle. Once it settles, we can clean it up. When the world panics over the dust, stay calm; it’s not worth getting anxious over, we will wipe it up after it settles down.

"He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth are the LORD's, and on them he has set the world." 1 Samuel 2:8

Monday, March 16, 2020

March 16

Peace, be still. My husband and I have learned to not get ahead of God. There are things we cannot do unless God has approved it; it will be done in his timing alone, and not before. We are beginning to see some old prayers being answered, though we would have loved to have had them answered years ago, that’s not what God intended for us. He had to work within others so that everything would fall into place as he sees fit. I’m sure a blessing awaits because of our patience, and trust in him. Don’t get anxious, and step out without God’s approval. How do you know that God approved? You won’t have to force it, it falls into place easily. If you force it, it will fall apart. Because we trust in him, we must also wait on him. 

When the Israelites would get ahead of God, and try to do things on their own, they were taken out, he didn’t play any games with them. The ones who rose up in insurrection against him were killed, either by plague or by other means. 

Be patient. What God has for you is better than anything you can get on your own. Peace, be still; wait on God.

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

Sunday, March 15, 2020

March 15

Roads are not shut down. Truckers are still trucking. This rush to hoard all the supplies, and waste your tax refund, are ridiculous. You have fallen prey to the enemy if you are reacting in the same manner as the world. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think you should be kissing someone with a virus, or should go unprotected, but to stop living is over the top. 

"for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control."  2 Timothy 1:7

The King James Version says "but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." If your church closed today, I’m sure they are doing what they think is sound, and cautious, but we are not part of this world, we are ambassadors here, and are not subject to the ways of the enemy. 

I’m going to church! We need to be there for the people who are scared that don’t have Jesus. We may see a bountiful harvest of those fearing hell; I want to be a part of this harvest, how about you?