If nothing else is learned through this pandemic, we have learned that we can unite in prayer as a nation. Lord, you have my attention. I ask for forgiveness, for allowing other things to take priority in my life.
It’s not that we aren’t willing to do the will of God: we are, but too often we allow ourselves to get too busy to focus on what really matters. My Martha spirit, of busyness overtakes my Mary spirit of sitting at Jesus feet.
We have to be entertained, active, needed, productive, with all of the whirlwinds that these things cause. If you have ever been on a merry-go-round you know what it’s like to go faster and faster in circles. Your heart races, your head spins, and a million trees above swirl as you continue to go nowhere but in circles. Just let one person stop the merry-go-round abruptly and you better hold on because in your mind it is still spinning.
A profound thought about spinning on a merry-go-round: when you stop, you are at the same place that you started, and although it took a great deal of effort to keep it going, you made no progress.
The pandemic has allowed us to get off of the merry-go-round, and focus on one thing at the time. Those things that truly matter, like taking care of our four walls, our families, and drawing closer to the Lord as we try to figure this out. We learn that Jesus is more than enough to supply all our needs.
I believe that after this pandemic is over, and it will be, we will see the greatest revival of all time as the people begin to turn their attention back to the Lord. That is my prayer and my hope. Be blessed and stay safe.
In this week’s Lattereign, we focus on prayer. Bind the sacrifice with strong cords . (This link opens in a new window.)