Summary: We are and have been chosen also as Gods chosen people, we can call on God and rise up like lions instead of lambs and overcome our circumstances! Why don’t we? Let’s Look to God, not the circumstances going on in the world!
Keep your eye on the road
The reports on the news of the C V(corona virus) are somewhat disturbing and can grow to be debilitating if left to themselves.
The 24 hour news cycle climate we’ve grown to live in and be accustom too, has created the endless political media battle as to not waste a good crisis if you can use it to your advantage.
Both political parties attempt to use this strategy and if we the church are to be honest with ourselves, we reluctantly sit back in disgust! Simply watching and allowing rather than taking action!
I can remember watching movies and documentaries from World War II. As the Germans march the Jews to the concentration camps. Like lambs, they went peacefully all the way to their demise.
They were and are Gods chosen people, they could’ve called on God and rose like mighty lions instead of lambs and overcame their circumstances!
Why didn’t they?
We are and have been chosen also as Gods chosen people, we can call on God and rise up like lions instead of lambs and overcome our circumstances! Why don’t we?
Psalms 91 The Message (MSG)
1-13 You who sit down in the High God’s presence,
spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow,
Say this: “God, you’re my refuge.
I trust in you and I’m safe!”
That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps,
shields you from deadly hazards.
His huge outstretched arms protect you—
under them you’re perfectly safe;
his arms fend off all harm.
Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night,
not flying arrows in the day,
Not disease that prowls through the darkness,
not disaster that erupts at high noon.
Even though others succumb all around,
drop like flies right and left,
no harm will even graze you.
You’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance,
watch the wicked turn into corpses.
Yes, because God’s your refuge,
the High God your very own home,
Evil can’t get close to you,
harm can’t get through the door.
He ordered his angels
to guard you wherever you go.
If you stumble, they’ll catch you;
their job is to keep you from falling.
You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes,
and kick young lions and serpents from the path.
“If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God,
“I’ll get you out of any trouble.
I’ll give you the best of care
if you’ll only get to know and trust me.
Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times;
I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party.
I’ll give you a long life,
give you a long drink of salvation!”
The church looks and is distracted by circumstances, instead of focusing on the One who rules over every circumstance! There is only one thing we should be looking at, in every juncture of life and that’s God!
God is the only One who can make bad times and bad circumstances better! God is the only One who can make good times and good circumstances even better!
So many times we look to God in hard times and circumstances and God being the faithful caring father that he is sees us through those difficult times.
And the moment things turn around for the better, we become satisfied with the results and slip back into the autopilot mode of a life of mediocrity.
When the truth is nothing is average about God! So why would we as Gods children be expected to live just an average life? God has so much more He is willing too do and also wanting too, give us!
The question is do we want the life God has for us and are we willing to both accept it and pursue it?
Not everyone is willing, in fact some hear, experience and even taste the good God has for them and still choose another path!
Luke 15:20-21 MSG
20-21 “When he was still a long way off, his father saw him. His heart pounding, he ran out, embraced him, and kissed him. The son started his speech: ‘Father, I’ve sinned against God, I’ve sinned before you; I don’t deserve to be called your son ever again.’
22-24 “But the father wasn’t listening. He was calling to the servants, ‘Quick. Bring a clean set of clothes and dress him. Put the family ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Then get a grain-fed heifer and roast it. We’re going to feast! We’re going to have a wonderful time! My son is here—given up for dead and now alive! Given up for lost and now found!’ And they began to have a wonderful time.
The Scripture says when he was a long way off his father saw him. For his father to see him, his father had to be doing one thing didn’t he? His father had to be looking for him!