“For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 Holman Christian Standard Bible
There is an old adage that says, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” Right now we are in a waiting mode. I did not say resting nor sleeping, I said waiting. There is a difference. I want us to be active in this time. We should be preparing our hearts for the coming of Christ. Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ WILL come again. Christ is coming to receive a prepared people and take them to a prepared home in Heaven, will you be ready? Will you be one of the ones who is able to know you are prepared for whatever happens?
You see, we are to become new creatures in Christ Jesus. This means we are going to have to let go of the familiar and embrace the unknown. We are to possess the mind of Christ. We have to study the Bible and learn what Christ will do in any given situation. This can be a scary situation. This is why it is so necessary that we keep our eyes upon Jesus Christ.
We are on a boat and we are in a tempest storm. But we don’t get to get out of the boat; we get to stand still and see the salvation of God. We are to believe God will deliver us no matter the circumstances. This is why we are to study the Word of God “the Bible” to show ourselves approved unto God, a workman that need not be ashamed rightly dividing the word of God. We are part of the body of Christ. Are you worried about what is going on in your arena, your world? Well, instead of worrying, invite Christ into your boat and you WILL surely make it to shore safely. I invite you to pray, not worry, about the problems that appear in your world. Remember storms will come and go, but God is steady and perpetual. So, while you are waiting, pray about everything and don’t worry about anything. Give everything to Jesus, casting all our cares on God because God cares for us.
by Dr. Dorothy L. Smith
Let us pray, Lord God we ask that you empower us with the Holy Spirit that we may be steady in the storms of life. Help us to pray and seek your face while we are in the storms of life. Help us to pray and not worry as we go through the storms of life. In Jesus’s name, we pray. Amen.