We have had months to process this circumstance that we are in and it’s time to decide if we are going to allow our faith, or fear to rule us into submission. I do understand that we were not called to live in fear. It is time to pray like never before. Be safe, be wise, but at the same time let’s use common sense. The Lord didn’t give me the power to judge or rebuke you for the decisions that you make that are best for you; and at the same time, he doesn’t give you the right to judge or rebuke me for my decisions. These distractions are designed to keep us from finding ways to reach out and share the gospel, and it is high time that the church stands up against the spirit of the world.
11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. (Romans 13:11-13).
The church is the light of the world, yet many of us are hid for a season because of fear. This should not be, but unfortunately, it is. It’s time for us to remember what drew us to this truth in the first place. We were lost and without God. We had no purpose or desire to be blessed, instead we cried out for all the worldly pleasures of sin to fulfill the void that was in our lives. Nothing could ever satisfy us because there is no substitute for Jesus Christ and salvation.
If you are wanting more from your life and you are unsure about what you really need, isn’t it time to try Jesus? Get into the Bible and read it for yourself. He will set you free from your past and give you a future. It isn’t too late to change directions. The path we are on will lead us to eternal life. If you are tired of following the path that will lead to destruction, will you join us?
In this week’s Lattereign, we are admonished to just get up and do the work we were called to do. (Click on the link below, it should open in a new window.)