Two weeks ago when I heard that life was to be shut down for two weeks I decided to seek first God’s kingdom and His righteousness. I realized there was an attack by the kingdom of darkness upon us as never before and I would need the truth of God’s word to be my anchor, and the promises of God to build my faith and hope for such a time as this.
One thing I have been reminded of is the very fact that God never changes. Over these two weeks many things in this world have changed on a daily basis.
But God’s word is consistent!
What He said to His people thousands of years ago, He says to me today!
What He did for His people before, He will do for me today!
Though situations are different it is still the same.
The ruler of the kingdom of darkness who reigns in this world wields his power to steal, kill, and destroy all God has created.
But, Jesus has come to bring life, abundant life!
This war between Satan and God has raged since the beginning of time.
But, for those who lived by faith in God their story was different every time!
It was the desperate situations when God’s people cried out to Him as never before.
It was the impossible situations they faced that caused them to choose to obey God rather than man.
God’s most loving responses are found in desperation!
God’s most power works are found in the impossible!
God has always been for His people!
So I am more convinced than ever that God intends good from this unprecedented time!
I am certain that this situation holds the potential for God’s kingdom to move powerfully upon the earth as never before!
But it will be up to God’s people to cry out to Him as never before.
It will be up to God’s people to choose to obey Him rather than conform to the ways of the world.
It will require that we walk by faith and not by sight!
When God moves on the earth it is through the faith lived out by His people!
All throughout the Bible God’s people were set apart from those of this world. They were distinguished because of their God. Not because they were any better, but because their God was the one true God!
The situations they faced resulted in supernatural provision, miraculous salvation, and overwhelming victory because of who they were and because of who their God was.
When I know who I am as God’s child, and when I believe who my God is,
the impossible situations I face are intended to draw me near to God.
They are intended for me to trust and obey Him.
They are intended for my faith in Him to take action that will display how great God is!
While the enemy of my soul would have me paralyzed in fear and anxiety so that I become self focused and hopeless having no impact on the kingdom of God…
The lover of my soul has given me His Spirit of love, power, and a sound mind so that I will walk by faith and respond to His will for me so that those around me will see how great God is!
God is about enlarging His kingdom!
The One who loves me and has brought me into His glorious light loves those around me just as much and it is His desire for all to come to know the truth.
May I be fearless in this time, draw near to God, and in complete faith choose to obey what He has for me in such a time as this.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, to which I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.” 2 Timothy 1:7-12