Looking Forward, Never Backwards!
“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14
There are many misinformed and misguided people who believe that this season of COVID19 is temporary and soon life will return to what it was pre-COVID19.
Sometimes in life, God won’t move that ‘mountain’ or remove that test or pestilence or trial because He is doing something new, moving us into a new season!
You see, God expects us, who should be waxed strong in The Word, to exercise our faith, that mustard seed sized faith within us to stand on His Word!
As Christians, our trust in God is our blessed assurance that no matter what happens in this world, He is with us and He goes BEFORE us, not behind us! Our job is to keep on pressing forward towards Him, undaunted by world events, deadly viruses, biological weapons, foolish leaders, wars and rumors of war!
We fail our faith and Jesus when we, like Lot’s wife, look behind to the past and long for that life that God is delivering us from. Think about it…when has the entire world been universally brought to its knees? Made to stand still and contemplate life and death? When has man feared to breathe in the very air around him needed to support his existence? Or, the rich humbled by the fact that the privilege of their wealth which afforded them a higher level of medical care, are now faced with the reality that COVID19 leveled the playing field and no amount of money can procure a cure or insulate them from an unseen evil?
The saved and the unsaved are and will continue to perish. However, the Good News that we Christians can hold onto is that we have a home and the promise of life eternal beyond physical death! So whom, or what should we fear?
Doesn’t The Word state that “yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear NO EVIL, for thou art WITH me…” That scripture speaks to this very season we find ourselves in!
These my friends, are the promises of God that strengthens and gives us courage as we propel forward into the unknown. We rest comfortably in the knowledge that He is THE light in these dark days.
No one knows the day nor the hour when God will call us home. But we do know that unto every man there is “A time to be born and a time to die…” Ecclesiastics 3:2. Will our death be from this virus or from crossing the street? Only God knows! Our only job is to be ready.
So we cannot be conformed to this world and the fear, anxiety and worldwide panic. We must, in faith, be transformed daily by a renewing of our mind by reading The Word.
We must continue to walk towards the high calling on all our lives to share God’s Word. We must continue to convert souls to Christ. Help the less fortunate. Abide in The Word. Model Christ in our interactions. Forgive those who trespass against us. And NEVER long for days past, for God is doing a new thing in the earth, in His church, in our lives and in us.
There is still much work to be done. Keep pressing forward my friends.
To God Be The Glory! Amen 🙏🏽