Time To Reflect

C. S. Lewis 1942

Satan: “I will cause anxiety, fear and panic. I will shutdown business, schools, places of worship and sports events. I will cause economic turmoil.”

Jesus: ” I will bring together neighbors, restore the family unit, I will bring dinner back to the kitchen table. I will help people slow down their lives and appreciate what really matters. I will teach my children to rely on me and not the world. I will teach my children to trust me and not their money and material resources,”

I saw the above piece on my FaceBook Page. Not knowing much about what C. S. Lewis writings I shared it. A friend messaged me and told me he didn’t write it. Kudos to the person writing this because they hit the nail on the head-so to speak.

Many people feel anxiety, fear and panic. They are in a situation that they do not have control of. Their daily schedule has been shut down and they don’t know what to do with themselves. Many parents are overwhelmed staying home with their children – they don’t know what to do with them outside their preplanned daily schedule of outside activities.

Jesus brings calmness and a new perspective of the changes to make our lives better across the board. Just maybe the majority of folks won’t want to return to the rat race they were participating in. Reflecting on past lifestyles could open up a new revelation of how this down time is for our betterment.

When we get so rattled we blame God for this terrible mess we’re in just remember these two scriptures. They could bring comfort, peace and rest.

Psalm 24:1 The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. (NLT)

Isaiah 55:8-9 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts. Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” (NKJ)

God knew about this before we did because He is all knowing and knows how this will end. His plan for us is good and not evil.

Keep reflecting.

Faith, Favor, Focus

The Bible says without faith it is impossible to please God.

I try to keep this verse in the forefront of my mind. I always want to please God. He knows my heart so He reminds me when I need a reminder.

I have favor with God and man. Every day I declare that I have Shalom in my life—wholeness, benefit, prosperity and favor. Every day all of these operate in my life. I expect these to happen and God hasn’t disappointed me yet. Sometimes it comes in little ways and sometimes in big ways—however Father God chooses.

During my daily walk I try to keep my focus on God. Even when my thoughts stray and I recognize it I immediately pull back and submit to God. It is not easy but my desire to be pleasing to God in every way and the fact that I get to keeps me motivated.