Checkin’ in Coach!
Now that everybody has all types of time on their palms from necessary quarantine, I’m positive the web is flooded with blogs, posts, movies, and extra displaying what everyone seems to be as much as throughout quarantine and providing recommendation, data, and opinions about COVID-19. That’s NOT my aim with this publish.
I wish to supply encouragement and peace. In case you’re a member of my mailing listing you’ve already seen a few of my ideas about our present predicament. In case you’re not a member, why not go forward and join?
Stay Calm Throughout Quarantine
That is the one factor that’s been persistently popping up in my little thoughts: Be calm. I consider, with all my coronary heart, that most individuals throughout the globe are maintaining their wits about them, however peace and calm don’t promote newspapers or get the rankings. So, the factor that the information is reporting is the hysteria.
I’ve to let you know, all over the place that we go (which is just about the grocery retailer and laundromat) persons are calm. They’re working towards the security measures inspired by the CDC and are well mannered and thoughtful. We at present stay on the tiny island of Guam, in Micronesia. I’ve not seen any hoarding or craziness right here. Perhaps it’s simply the way in which of the island individuals to look after one another, however all is nicely in our little hamlet.
Spend Time With the Lord Whereas You’re Quarantined
One thing that I preserve coming again to repeatedly is the God is in management and He has a plan and a function…even when it looks like all the things is insane on the planet. Now, I’m not a theologian, pastor, or seminary grad, however hopefully that you just don’t must be any of these issues to get nearer to the One who created all the things: the universe, the planets, the continents, the oceans, nature, animals, people, micro organism, viruses, and even issues I can’t consider.
Since most of us are home-bound throughout this pandemic, it’s a good time to do the stuff you’ve been suspending and a kind of is spending some high quality time with the Lord. Flip off Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, cable, satellite tv for pc, and sit down in a spot that speaks peace to you. We’re all distinctive and really feel peace in numerous methods; some individuals want the ocean, lakes, streams, or rivers (My Naco Libre mind is dying laughing proper now). Some individuals want mountains, timber, or grass. Whereas others simply want a quiet spot of their dwelling. Go there! Take your Bible with you, or your Bible App and spend a while with the Lord.
Now, when you’re like me, I’m not excellent at sitting nonetheless. So, I wish to actively meditate on the scriptures. I’ve by no means seen anybody share this methodology of meditation, so I’ll be writing one other weblog very quickly and can return to hyperlink it right here so, when you’d like to make use of this methodology to meditate and get nearer to the Lord, you may.
A few of my favourite scriptures throughout this time are:
5 Belief within the Lord with all of your coronary heart,
and don’t lean by yourself understanding.
6 In all of your methods acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths
2 So if there’s any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any participation within the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 full my pleasure by being of the identical thoughts, having the identical love, being in full accord and of 1 thoughts. 3 Do nothing from egocentric ambition or conceit, however in humility depend others extra important than yourselves. 4 Let every of you look not solely to his personal pursuits, but in addition to the pursuits of others. 5 Have this thoughts amongst yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus.
11 For I do know the plans I’ve for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and to not hurt you, plans to provide you hope and a future. 12 Then you’ll name on me and are available and pray to me, and I’ll pay attention to you. 13 You’ll search me and discover me once you search me with all of your coronary heart. 14 I might be discovered by you…
I’m sure you might add to this brief listing the verses which are talking to you proper now. Heck, go forward and put them within the feedback under!
Let’s spur one another on towards love and good deeds!