I am compelled to write and to encourage all believers at this uncertain time under the Coronavirus pandemic. I am asked to maintain a true servant’s heart. We must be watchful of our needs and needs of others. Together we can and will overcome.
Satan comes as a thief to rob, steal, kill and destroy. (John 10:7-10) As Christians, we can’t give in to Satan’s lies or our fears and feelings. We must continue to speak God’s word which does not go out void but will come about successfully. (Isaiah 55:11) As we continue to practice and do God’s word, we will discern the truth and become doers – not hearers only. (James 1:22)
What is our individual part in overcoming this worldwide Coronavirus attack? We are to follow the prevention rules faith, use-filled action and continue to actively speak faith daily. That means confessing that Jesus is Lord. It means claiming health by the blood of this Lamb (Jesus) and making sure the words of our testimony speak the positive promises He made instead of talking about negativity. Doing these things, we will see that we are healed.
It is time to take control of our thoughts; to not let fear take over and express doubt and unbelief. We need to recognize God loves each of us and each of us may be saved by the blood of The Lamb and the word of our testimony.
I repeat: We need to take control of our thoughts! In all this unknown, we cannot allow fear to take over. We cannot wallow in feelings of weakness or failure. We must change our thoughts to success and speak positively. We do have that control. What we say is what we get. The results obedience to God, His Word, and the directives of those in authority will train us with experience to choose God’s will and words.
We are told to listen to the words of the wise daily whether at work or play. Practice makes perfect! The more we practice seeking God’s will, the more we improve in action and response.
The Psalmist says we must be willing to let God search our hearts. “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts and see if there be any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:2-24)
Above all, in these strange and difficult times we must not accept being overwhelmed or discouraged. This is an ongoing process… an ongoing and step-by-step process. God’s loving grace will cover you throughout this whole process. Our loving heavenly Father will guide each of us, all the way. In James 4:8 the scripture says to draw nigh (come close) to God and He will draw nigh to you.
When Jesus spoke, He meant literally what He spoke. “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it; whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s shall save it.” (Matthew 16:24 and Luke 9:23)