Is there storm surge?

I don’t pretend to understand. Who can truly understand what we are faced with today?

What is my stance? Since I cannot even wrap my mind of all the ways of God, I certainly cannot fully understand the ways of this world and the things within it. So, how should I live this life as I see it today? How should I make decisions for my future and the future of my family?

We all have our own place in this world, and we all have to answer to God for the ways we have lived our life. One thing we can surely count on is that since we are all uniquely created by God, we also have a uniquely created purpose. None of us will walk the same path. But don’t let this confuse you that Jesus is the ONLY pathway to God. We just all have different purposes. We all have a different life to walk.

Some may believe that we all should live the same, but I completely disagree. Follow the will of our Heavenly Father and obey his Word? Absolutely. Just as Paul in the New Testament was called to preach in certain places, so are we called to different areas of this world using the gifts that God has given us.

Like alot of people, I have also struggled with the meaning of this life as it is today. There are so many willing to step out and declare others to be fearful and that this is why they comply with health guidelines. There are some that choose to blame a system or even others for the state of this world as it is. Then there are some who take no stance at all and live as if nothing ever changed. I have a different perspective.

Could it be that some people are being hidden in an ark of sorts while God deals with the rest of the world, similar to when Noah and his family were told to build an ark to save them from the floods?

Could it be that God’s people have been told to place a spiritual hedge around their homes while the death angel makes its way through the land, just like when God brought plagues upon the Egyptians when Moses demanded that Pharoah free the Israelits from their many years of slavery?

What about the remnant that Revelation speaks of when God sends his people out into the wilderness to protect them from the antichrist?

So many people in this world have an influence leading others astray that reaps a negative consequence with God. The spirit of the the antichrist is within them.

When I begged God to help me understand why we must stay away from others and why others get to go out and not us, these are the things that he reminded me of. I do not believe that this is something that is only for me. I do believe that this is for all true believers. What signs point out to you that maybe you should be set apart from the rest of the world? What does that look like for you? Are you doing what God says or are you doing what feels like your right.

God never told us that life would be easy, but maybe life could be easier if we just take a moment to listen to God. Could it be that God is trying to reveal to you the answer, but you are distracted by the thought of your rights being taken away?

If you are a child of God, then you are no longer citizens of this world but citizens of heaven. If you moved to another country, you cannot expect to have the same rights as the other country. Why would you demand the rights of this land when your rights in heaven are so much greater. Who is the king of all of Heaven? Jesus! He is the One we should be talking to about what we are to be doing.

While you are spending time defending your rights on earth, you could be missing something that God has for you. You could be missing a message. Could that message be that you should stop what you are doing and step into that ark of protection while the storms rage just outside. And while we await the storm to cease, should we not kneel in prayer awaiting the dove to reveal to us the right time to step out?

As we all have our own purpose, consider these things. Are you sure that you are acting within the will of God, or are you simply distracted by the storm and carried away by its storm surge.

Go forth and be blessed my friend.

Amidst the chaos, He is

The last few weeks, my family has been reading the Book of Job. This morning as I awaken, I began to reflect on those first few chapters and how much Job went through.

In a still small voice, God reminded me that He is here, walking us through it all. God has not been caught unaware. As my husband and I reflect on the past few months, we find substantial evidence of God’s provision.

Before moving to Canada – 7 years ago – God had been giving me messages to “get back to the basics”. Getting back to basics would lead me to learn how to bake bread, how to keep a long term pantry, how to can and freeze extra food, garden, and even how to make a healthy, hearty meal out of little, all things that I really had no clue before.

While this new normal can be difficult, I cannot help but to feel blessed that God has given us this knowledge. This knowledge has led us to make some very wise decisions that places us in a better situation than we would have been.

In my reflections this morning, I was also given a revelation. I’ve heard stories about Wuhan, China and how now, they are actually experiencing Spring outside their windows with birds singing and landing on their window seals for them to be seen and heard; this is unusual for Wuhan as pollution has kept them away. Even in Italy, there are stories of fish surfacing in the canals to be seen by all within view of them. There are signs of health in places that haven’t seen it in a long time.

The message God gave me was that while their is an evil virus amongst us, He is allowing a reset. It is as if the rocks have been crying out for restoration, and God is allowing nature to heal. It is a beautiful gift from God in these perilous times. It reminds me that we are not forgotten. God is with us, and He knows our every need. I’ve always believed that He knew what was best for me, and I trust that He knows what is best for mankind.

This leads me to this question: could it be that while some suffer of the Covid-19, others don’t because of their faith in and submission to God? Or could some of these cases be God’s mercy so that God can reveal his love to them. Every case is different, and it’s not up to me to judge. We shouldn’t really, but it is God’s love for humanity and his provision that I am looking for – evidence that He is working in us all. I’m searching for the beginning of that end time revival that God’s Word speaks of. I know that if I keep searching, I will find it. You never know, I may have already found it.

Keep your eyes on Jesus friends, and this too shall pass, rather quickly I believe.

Go forth and be blessed my friends.