Yes, it’s true. We are living in some pretty scary times. But… hmmm… I don’t know if I should call it scary. How ’bout more like exciting?
I was just thinkin’ today… yeah, our world may be going to the toilet, but what is it that we always have that will always stand strong? That’s our Lord God. Our savior. There’s a reason why He referenced as our “savior,” you know. I’m sure you know why. But I think people so easily forget; they get caught up in the hype of the world, which is exactly what satan is wanting. We’re getting caught up in satan’s schemes and putting a smile on his face any time that we start to fear what the near future holds for our lives, our nation, our world, etc. I don’t know about you, but I think it’s time that I take some personal action and wipe that dang smile off of his face!
I just felt like I needed to write this. I actually felt a strong urge to.
With the stock market falling massive amounts daily and a new president being elected, many people have felt a little unsettled. And I’m not gonna lie… I do too if I don’t remind myself of this one simple, yet incomprehensible thing.
GOD’S CHILDREN ARE PROTECTED!
This is why I think being in prayer and worship at all times is so important. It gets us closer to the heart of God. Not closer to our thoughts and emotions or closer to the world around us. It gets us closer to what really matters in life. God’s got it all under control. Pastor Mike Ploen made a good point this weekend… God’s currency is different than the worlds. Even when gas prices are rising and the economy is “crashing,” the kingdom of God is still rollin’ in the dough (if you will) 🙂 So, I want to encourage you to keep giving… don’t stop just because satan is trying to put some bug in your ear that you should be afraid. GIVE AWAY! This is the time to do so. God’s kingdom is still very much in wealth and will always be! So give to the kingdom that will never pass away!
As for me, today I choose to be excited. Instead of afraid of who our next leader will be (even if it is in fact the anti-christ)… I am excited that the Lord’s coming is that much nearer.
Take a moment and really think about heaven. Try to think in God’s ways. I know it’s impossible but really try. Heaven is not like earth. We won’t have any walls or any separation from God HIMSELF. We will constantly be in His presence and in peace. You know the feeling you get when you’re worshipping and you just KNOW God is right by you, and you start to cry? Well, that happens to me often. That presence I feel is unlike any earthly feeling. I can’t even describe it. I feel joyful and peaceful. Now imagine not having any earthly reserves….. no feelings of tiredness, sadness, frustration, distraction… none of that! Just you and God, right there together. All you can do is fall on your knees in His majesty. I can’t wait!!
I’m excited for that day. The day of all days when I get to see my CREATOR’S face! Whoa.
This is just an encouragement to try and focus your thoughts, during these times of uncertainty, on kingdom matters. I’m sure God wants to tell you things about this time if you seek His heart in the midst of a confusing nation and even more confusing voices circling through your mind.
Rest in His peace. He knows what He’s doing.