We are living in interesting times, but the great news is that God is not surprised or sidetracked by anything that is going on. The Great Commission has not changed. Many times in history there has been war, calamity, and chaos but the Kingdom has not changed! Hebrews 12:28 NLT "Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping Him with holy fear and awe."
Let us not be shaken by all that is going on but instead be activated to be the Church in our community. What is God saying to me today? What are the things that we can do to help those around us? What is a scripture that gives us hope that we can share? Who can I encourage today?
I want to encourage everyone in three areas:
- Spiritually - take time daily to pray and be in God's Word; worship and sing songs to the Lord; encourage one another with scriptures, songs, hymns and spiritual songs (Ephesians 5:19).
- Emotionally - take time to process your emotions, give them to God in prayer and share them with someone who will help your process, pray with you, and encourage you. Build community - be support to others and receive support from others.
- Physically - get plenty of sleep; eat healthy (foods that give you energy); exercise - go for walks in your neighborhood, take a bike ride, dance to some worship music, find a good workout video online. This is good for you physically, mentally and emotionally.
Finally, do not fear! God has got this! Our hope and trust is in Him! I pray you are well and God gives you many opportunities to show and share His love to those around you during these trying times!