It has been scary for the last two weeks with news reports of deaths from the Corona Virus (Covid 19). Reports are local, national and international. There are many things being reported that are true and untrue. My advice is don’t get caught up in the hype. TRUST GOD INSTEAD. It is important to stay at home as much as possible and practice social distancing. Always remember GOD is still in CONTROL not man.
How this sudden virus came about will be revealed? In the meantime, keep yourselves and children healthy so you won’t get sick. Do whatever you normally do to keep yourselves healthy and well. Drink plenty of water and get plenty of rest. Don’t go out too much if you don’t have to. Take this time to work on your personal relationship with God. Pray without ceasing. Repent of known sins and accept Jesus Christ into your life if you haven’t already.
The Bible says if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved (Romans 10:9)
If you haven’t already, pray this prayer from your heart:
Dear Jesus, I believe you died for me and rose again on the third day. I confess I am a sinner. I need your love and forgiveness, come into my heart. Forgive my sins. I receive your eternal life. Amen
Continue to be encouraged in the midst of chaos. Jesus stated, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
God will give us answers to questions if we ask.
The Holy Spirit guides and leads us if we are walking after the spirit and not the flesh. God’s direction is in the Holy Bible. He gives direction to us through other people and through circumstances whether good or bad.
It is important to pray without ceasing. (1Thessalonians 5:17) We should pray to God when we are unsure about which direction to go or what step to take. We should also pray according to His word and expect an answer. We have this promise according to 1 John 5:14-16, “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL, He heareth us: And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”
Therefore, we must question ourselves whether we really want God’s will manifested in our lives. We cannot pray for anything that we know is contrary to HIS WILL because He will have a deaf ear to it. There are times when we may not know if we are praying contrary to the will of God for our lives. God has also made a provision for us even in our ignorance. According to Romans 8:26-27, “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD.”
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About the Author:
Brenda Diann Johnson is a mother, grandmother, author, publisher, educator, entrepreneur, radio host, speaker and above all a humble servant of God. She enjoys writing and spending time with her daughters, Diamond and Kamille and her grandson, Bryson. Ms. Johnson’s life mission is to use the creative talents God gave her in writing, teaching and speaking to not only have self-fulfillment but to also have an impact on the audience God has predestined for her. Brenda has also written “Pass the Salt Please! Seasoned Believers Add Flavor to Your Life.” For more information about Brenda, her books and services visit: http://www.brendadiannjohnson.com