United

3CB54149-B2C0-49D0-817C-D98DD95B30C9“I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

United
As a human society, we have common healthy goals that can be obtained more readily when we are united. Watching our government bicker like immature children disgusts most of us; because, deep down, we know we have more similarities than differences. Still the enemy tries to divide us by focusing us on those areas that have fierce opposition. As the 1970 song proclaims, “United We Stand”! We must learn to love and forgive and be united in that respect. Our future depends on it.

Entropy

4CF4702F-79AE-47FE-B8A9-34ECA5D6624A“I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live;”
‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:12‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Entropy

Our hearts long for eternal joy. God has given us that gift and yet the enemy seeks to drive us into chaos through confusion. After all, the enemy is the master of confusion and tries to seduce us with sinful ways. Our world tempts us with power, money, sex and more. Instead of following His Way, we attempt to legitimize our own way. Anything not only goes, it is condoned. Watching our politicians lately has been sickening because essentially they represent the spiritual warfare that is being waged. We all know that our societal entropy is accelerating; but, we are overwhelmed at the enormity of the problem.

The Spirit

54B6B45D-C159-424C-B9AE-D3AFF21263F5“according to the covenant that I made with you when you came out of Egypt. My Spirit remains in your midst. Fear not.”
‭‭Haggai‬ ‭2:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The Spirit

Today we were reminded of the power of The Spirit who is always with us. God’s promise to us was that He would send The Spirit to be with us as long as we have Faith. Fear is indeed a liar and comes from the enemy and our world tends to use fear to keep us from living according to our God given identity. It is The Spirit that guides us and comforts us and allows us to prevail. I know I am so thankful for the blessings afforded me through an All Loving Spirit. No question I would fail miserably every day otherwise. I encourage everyone to allow the power of The Spirit to direct them.

Light of the World

B6D80804-885B-48CC-B154-3AF553A56F74“Your days of grief will come to an end. I, the Lord, will be your eternal light, More lasting than the sun and moon.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭60:20‬ ‭GNT‬‬

Just as the jonquil boldly heralds spring and then quickly withers, we are called to shine our light in our fleeting life. But sometimes we just get bogged down in our busy-ness and we doubt ourselves. The enemy wants us vulnerable and ashamed so we must keep our eyes on His Kingdom and let His Spirit work through us