The world around us has changed drastically in these past few weeks. Grocery store shelves are empty, a global pandemic is sweeping the globe, and people all around us are filled with fear.
I have seen women crying in grocery stores, mothers scolding their children for talking to a stranger who “might have the virus”, and people yelling at each other in Walmart. This is truly not the world of just one month ago.
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. (Deuteronomy 30:19-20)
The reality of this verse has never been more clear than in the days we are living. Every moment of every day we are given the opportunity to choose between light and darkness. This has always been true but in these times it seems to be more real than ever.
We cannot turn on the television without seeing reports of the damage this pandemic is causing. The stock market has experienced record selloffs, virus casualties are increasing, and they tell us we are weeks away from a “peak”.
The question I think that each one of us must ask is what choice we will make. Are we going to feed on the increasing dark reports filled with tragedy or are we going to turn to God?
We can sit for hours and watch the same news report that the world is watching or we can turn off the television and open the Word of God.
ho his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. (1 Peter 2:24)
Jesus’ body was broken for our healing before we took our first breath. He provided healing for the coronavirus before any person experienced the first symptoms!
Christians have the ability to walk in authority over the circumstance around us. We must choose to walk in this authority!
So as I’ve been praying about the blog I’ve found myself continuously directed to study more about God’s nature. Over time it is becoming clear that the Holy Spirit is encouraging me to become more consumed with God than with the pandemic.
It does not matter what problem or mountain may be standing in our path. God has provided an answer before it every manifested. We need a revelation of Him and of who He made us to be when we made Jesus the Lord of our lives.
So we are launching out into a study of God’s nature. Over the next few posts we will be building a foundation that is critical to our later study into the God we serve.
I look forward to taking this journey with you and invite you to join me in tomorrow’s post as we step out and begin our journey together.
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