As the title says, Just a thought.
1 Thessalonians 2:18 Amplified Bible (AMP)
18 For we wanted to come to you—I, Paul, again and again [wanted to come], but Satan hindered us. source
It is satan’s business, his agenda and his aim to keep us apart; Christians apart from other Christians for fellowship and encouragement and apart from the Undisciplined, so they will not be converted.
As this Coronvirus wears on here I have been wearing thin; a thought came this morning, so I am passing it along.
A listing exercise.
List even just a few of the inconveniences and restrictions you are experiencing because of this COVID 19 intruder. And as you list ask GOD what is it about this ___________ (whatever it is i.e. I have not hugged or seen my daughter in too many weeks now! Nor have I got to hug my friends!) See what I mean? Whatever it is about this whole mess that is an I do not like this, list it and ask GOD to give you His mind on it.
1 Corinthians 2:16 (NLT) 16 For, “Who can know the Lord’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?” But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ. source
For more mind verses and more exercising visit this LINK.
I am particularly mindful today of the day when I will be free of this wretched sin nature that now rises up all too frequently.
1 Peter 1:4 (TLV) 4 An incorruptible, undefiled, and unfading inheritance has been reserved in heaven for you.
1 Corinthians 15:53-55 (KJV) 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? source
Perhaps you shall find comfort in this Truth too.
Popping in briefly because I am eager to get back to it but I am thinking of you and just delighted to share. If you have not read Isaiah 40 lately, please use this LINK and read it. I am reading the Amplified Bible but the link will give you three other translations to choose. I have only gotten to verse 12 and I have found the LORD speaking comfort; I’ve found John the Baptist; I’ve found assurance His Word stands forever.
I hope you will read. I hope you will pray. I hope you will seek.
These days we often hear the words ‘stay safe’ and I want you to stay safe but we all need JESUS to be safe and saved.