1 Corinthians16:13, Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.
Such a great verse for every day, but I think now is a great time to remind ourselves of this as well. In the face of all of this craziness we need to remind ourselves of “WHOSE” we are! God is still on the throne and He sees and He knows and He cares. We can trust Him and we need to be a light in all of the darkness.
When you have questions and you just aren’t sure what to think or believe anymore you need to go to Him. We should be taking every little thing to Him every single day, but if you haven’t been then it’s time to get started. You cannot believe everything you are told by the media, you need to pray for Godly wisdom and discernment. Spend more time in His Word, if you think you don’t have time then get up earlier in the morning because it is too important to miss, or if you are a night person then stay up after everyone else has gone to bed. His Word should come before that favorite tv show, you can’t know Him if you aren’t spending quality time with Him. It is so important to spend some time alone with Him every day. The world has gone crazy so now would be a great time to distance yourself from the tv and be very selective about what you are watching and listening to and spend more time working on getting to know Him more. The Chosen is a GREAT series to watch with your family! Your faith and courage will grow as you spend more time with Him, but you have to be intentional or you will miss it!
Get started today by spending time with God and teaching your children about Him. Don’t expect the church to be their source for learning about God, they need to see and hear it in your home on a regular basis! Church should be icing on the cake, not the main meal of learning about God in their lives. How about your health, if you want to be your best and be able to “stand strong” then you have to take a moment and think about what you are eating. Every time you eat something it is an opportunity to nourish your body so make wise choices. That doesn’t mean you can’t have a dessert here and there, but your daily diet needs to be something your body can use like fresh fruit and veggies, whole grains and lean meat. We can’t just eat whatever we want and expect to be healthy, we have to do our part. You can’t be your best in anything if you don’t eat well and take care of yourself!
Finally, do everything in love. There are a lot of stressed-out people in the world. Be the difference. Show the love of God to everyone you meet. Take the time to be His hands and feet to those in need. Let’s take the time now to show the world that there is a difference and there is hope and it is found in our Lord Jesus Christ and truly His best is yet to come!
Quote: “Life begins when you do.” ~ Hugh Downs