Well, folks – we made through another week! Whew! It’s been a tough one. But – we made it! God is so good! Many people around the world are now “self-quarantining” themselves. But, have you been to the grocery store? Walmart? or Dollar General? They can’t keep stock on the shelves. We should all have enough canned goods and toilet paper to last us a while! Cable networks, internet, and gaming system companies are booming with everyone stuck at home. But I wonder. . .
Have you opened up your Bible this week? It’s not too late to read the Bible through this year. Have you started the Bible Writing Schedule? (Found on my blog under Writing Schedules) It just takes a spiral notebook and a pen – You don’t have to start in any particular order – you just pick a topic and write the scriptures for that week. It is honestly the best part of my day for I get the chance to “think” about God’s Word, and as I’m copying it on paper, I’m also “writing it in my heart, that I might not sin against Him.” (Ps. 119:11) How is your prayer life? Are you spending more time talking to God? I like to literally write down a prayer list. It helps me stay focused and make sure I don’t leave anything out. Don’t forget to pray for the elders, deacons, preachers, and teachers in your congregation! We all need all the prayers that we can get – don’t be stingy now! LOL!
Some of you might consider it a “drudge” to have to stay at home for a couple of weeks. When you think of our forefathers who traveled to foreign lands, fought, bled, and died for our country, well – sitting in our comfortable homes in our pajamas in our recliners for a couple of weeks is the least that we can do to help our country battle this COVID19 pandemic. And it gives us the perfect time to “spend extra time in prayer and studying God’s Word.
You can gripe and complain for the next few weeks about all the things you can’t do or you can thank God for the opportunity to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory now and forever. Amen.” (II Peter 3:18) Simply Blessed, Courtney