We’ve left off with Covid and are now experiencing racial injustice. Despite the differences in theories on where this may have erupted from, emotions are involved. People – all around the world – are feeling something larger.
If there is ever a time for prayer, it is now. If there is ever a time for all the world to look BACK to God, it is now. If there is ever a time to love, it is now. But these three elements are still missing in the absences of fear, pride, and demonic intervention. Yes, I said demonic intervention. The Bible states that the devil roams around like a roaring lion seeking who he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). Jesus also states that the thief (the devil) comes to steal, kill and destroy but He came so that we can have life, and have it abundantly ( John 10:10 ).
And life has been lack luster these days, hasn’t it? We’ve seen more destruction and hate than we have any other positive thing. We have been cooped up in our homes for months, told we can’t do the things we’re used to doing. The people we hold so dear and high in standards are becoming the people we loathe, and all because we rely so much on this life and the world treasures we are so used to, handed down to us. If we can, one by one, peel away the layers of animosity to view ourselves how God, our CREATOR, views us. If we can just stop listening to the radio, television, and the people around us telling us how to feel, we can hear the Lord speaking clearly.
I am talking to you. Because you need to read this, wherever you are, whoever you are, and wherever you are going. The Creator of the universe exists, and wants your attention. Can you give Him a moment? Whether you’ve been told God doesn’t exist, or you have never encountered His presence personally, He has created you for purposes beyond the control of the evil that is going on right now. I don’t come to my blog and write with Gods intervention. So I am praying that you are captivated by only love and His immediate peaceful presence that passes all earthly understanding. To help you set your life on a solid promise of eternal life and abundant blessing. Not from a special person will you receive God, but in front of you screen, on your bus commute, in your room tuck away in bed, or waiting in line to walk into the grocery store. God sees you, loves you in any mental state. Yes, even when you just frustratingly told someone off 😀 (we’ve all been there!).
After these series of events in the world, a good friend of mine summed up this whole thing in one sentence, saying, ” It’s not the people we hate, it’s spiritual battle we are fighting.” Because we all would like to give a piece of our minds to someone, right? But the Word of God strictly tells us, and over and over, that we are fighting a spiritual war. There are darker powers at work, whether you choose to believe it or not. So where do we go from here? Oprah Winfrey had a television special about this very question regarding the topic on racial equality. But my question is for all of humanity. Do we stop and acknowledge that there are actual evil forces at work here or do we keep fighting with each other and go absolutely nowhere?
We all can get caught up with what our feelings tells us (me, earlier this week!). But we can rise above it to recognize an invisible force trying to tear us apart, especially if those feelings are causing us to lash out at others. Wherever you stand in your life right now, wherever you are in the world, you are a Child of God. Your feelings have no say in the matter. He formed you, you have worth and He is ready to use your gifts/talents to bless you and others. The moment you realize that that guilt, shame, or/and pain is not from God, your heavenly Father, is when you can grab on to His promises of love, hope, and everlasting life.
Hey! Wanna join my Walking Warriors – Women’s Group via zoom? I am hosting a get-together each week starting on July 11th t 6pm EST via zoom where us ladies can virtual meet, grab some coffee, chat about life, pray together, while taking a leisurely walk. ALL are welcome, christian or other. These meets will be once a week and last from 30-40 minutes. Grandmas, moms, daughters with moms, all are invited to get some exercise and some friend time. All i need you to do is sign up with the link above so I know it’s happening. Even if I have one lady, I am happy to chat ❤