In my wanderings of the web, I have seen that most people are seemingly preparing so that they may survive “IT” to start over or some such thing. I challenge every Christian to prepare so that they may have life, regardless and serve through “IT.” With that shift in mindset, God will use you to bless others that are hurting.
The world is seemingly getting more and more removed from God. Historically, when this has happened, God has worked to get humanity’s attention by the least severe means that will bring the most people to Him. Sometimes that “least severe means” has been pretty severe, unfortunately.
I have found this to be true for me in my life. Whenever I have wandered from listening to Him and seeking Him out, the longer I run, the more I have hardships. Don’t get me wrong — I certainly do not mean that life is easy when I am closest to Him. Jesus did promise, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33b) I do still have difficult things happen to me, but I am able to weather these events in my life so much better because I am “sheltered in the shadow of His wing.”
I pray that you are able to serve the Lord and give Him the Glory in all seasons of your life.
I encourage everyone to prepare as much as they can, through God’s leading, so that the times of lean that come will be less lean in your life than they could have been…so that we all will be better equipped to serve in this life, regardless.
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