Need a little calm? Certainly doesn’t come from anything online. Not in the daily news. Just a little peace, where?
We need some soul calming. Close at hand and never out of reach. Find it right here: “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and He will give you everything you need.” (Luke 12:31 NLT)
Have you noticed even children/grandchildren seeming a little tense? They feel the tension in the very air around us these days. All earth is groaning from the weight of burdens we were not meant to carry.
There’s a bit of bad news, things here aren’t gonna change a whole lot for the better. Maybe, if the Lord relents once more, they will even out for a while. But we are on a trajectory set in motion in Eden. It’s just that the slippery slide is much faster than in the past. For the further away we turn from God, the harsher times will become.
Adversity is a tool in the Maker’s hand. Hearts seek when ease is absent. So to us is given much responsibility right now. Will we reach out to those desperately seeking answers? Only Jesus has those answers – and we’re His voice. “for He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” (1John 4:4 ESV)
Sun-up to sun-down, now’s the time to teach little hearts much Jesus. Online or in line, now’s the time to speak boldly of the things of God. Eternities are at stake.
I’m no less fearful than you are about this task. These are scary times. Let’s pray for strength for each other, for a new boldness, for unexpected opportunities to touch others and be used in ways we have been uniquely made for. ‘For in just a very little while, “He who is coming will come and will not delay. But the righteous will live by faith. And if he shrinks back I will not be pleased with him.” But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.’ (Hebrews 10:37-39 NIV)
These are the times – the ones we have sung about, ones we have prayed about, ones that we didn’t know would be so unsettling. But here we are. These are the times we were made for.
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Reading your post seemed to confirm that I’m on the right track. “Online or in line, now’s the time to speak boldly of the things of God.” During the Stay-at-Home order wrote more, I started an Instagram related to my blog, and started sharing my posts on FB. All are faith-based. More importantly, I decided to facilitate bible studies using FB. Only three people sign-up and only two participated. I started to think it was a waste of time, but no it isn’t. Thanks to your post, I’m going to reframe all of it as “unexpected opportunities” to share God’s Word. We will never know the reach of God’s word; it is our job to trust and obey. We plant and water, but God grows the seeds of faith. Thanks for your writing.
Suzette, the work you are doing for the Lord is never in vain. In faith I started a neighborhood Bible study with one lady several years ago and it grew into a committed group of ladies who are prayer warriors. He always shows up and we can count on Him. He works on big platforms and little ones. May the labor of your hands be multiplied in ways you will find out when you meet Him face to face. Blessings dear one…