There are always issues for any person who chooses to balance the natural with what is supernatural. While God is 100% supernatural He has placed us in an imperfect, natural environment which offers opportunity for faith to germinate, grow, and produce. This is happening all around us right now.
The window of uncertainty and fear that has opened can be squandered or maximized. Whenever people face mortality there is fertile soil for faith. This is where WE come in. Because God has clearly explained who we are, what He is doing around us, and ensured an ultimate outcome for our souls – our personal earthly welfare can take a back seat to things which are truly revolutionary.
I love this advice from one of Jesus’ early followers:
“So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ — that’s where the action is. See things from His perspective.
Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life—even though invisible to spectators—is with Christ in God. He is your life. When Christ (your real life, remember) shows up again on this earth, you’ll show up, too—the real you, the glorious you. Meanwhile, be content with obscurity, like Christ.”
– Colossians 3:1-4/Message
If we remember who God is we can once again uncover our true identity. God did not set things into motion for life to run smoothly or for faith to emerge only out of what is convenient. Living real lives of faith not only honors God, it unlocks faith for lost souls.
Join us in praying today:
– for God’s people in our city to look to Jesus and engage our true selves
– for the spirit of fear to pivot to unlock the door of faith for our families, friends, and neighbors
– for our eyes to perceive the Spirit’s direction regarding how we expend our time and energy
– for our God connection to deepen as each day unfolds and as our leaders search for answers and strategies
This will pass. We are with you!
Dave & Burnadette