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On Tuesday morning we had a coffee + prayer meet-up online. It was the absolute best. Seeing your faces pop up in those squares on the Zoom app was so encouraging. You guys showed up for me, and I wish I had the words to say how much that truly meant. But I don’t, so I will just say…THANK YOU.
You can still join us this week for workouts with Amber and Jamie. Click here to check out the times and how to join us.
For those of you that weren’t able to join us… Don’t worry! I am going to share with you the topics and verses below.
We started in Matthew chapter 4…
Jesus was being tempted by the devil in the dessert. Satan is even trying to use scripture to corrupt Jesus. But Jesus knows the word of his Father. It is the very breath that made everything, even him. For every trick or trap that the deceiver throws his way, Jesus combats him with TRUTH.
It was a reminder to me that there will be things that happen and shake us. But if our eyes are locked on Jesus and our trust is put in our Heavenly Papa, we will be standing on a firm foundation. This world that we live in is a fragile place. It is not our final destination and it was not created to last. But God’s Word? It surpasses all time and space. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Genesis 1:3 (NIV) His Word is sovereign because He is sovereign. God is the same today, as he was yesterday, and he will be the same tomorrow and in one thousand years. He never wavers. He never changes. And he ALWAYS keeps his promises.
Friend, dive into His word. Hide his truth and Gospel in your heart. There has never been a better time than now to read our Bibles. It is important to know the Truth, the Word of God.
We read on to Matthew chapter 5. This verse below was definitely a highlighted passage. It may look familiar because Amber actually shared it with you guys earlier in the week, in response to COVID-19.
We have the opportunity to be the light, friend. I love how Amber said in her email that she only had 4 rolls of toilet paper, but if someone needed one she would gladly share. Yes, that might seem like a silly way to be the light, but here’s the deal, there is nothing too small right now. Everything matters, even the tiny and mundane. Here are some ways you can show up for those in your life right now, even with the current circumstances.
- Check on your neighbors. Especially, if they are elderly or have a compromised immune system. They may be social distancing, and you could bring them so much joy by just checking in.
- If you see or hear that someone is struggling offer to help. Share your TP with someone or just encourage them and let them know they are not alone.
- Speak life. Yes, even on the hard days, chose to speak positively. There is always a silver lining.
Speaking of a Silver Lining...
We were all in tears when a friend shared how excited she was for her friend that was realizing her dream of becoming a Stay At Home Mom because of the need for social distancing and the schools closing.
Wow. As a Work At Home Mom, myself, I definitely took this for granted. I didn’t have to call in to work in order to be home with my children. What a gift.
I am excited for those momma’s who have always dreamed of being home with their children. Even though their prayer was answered in a way I am sure none of them ever expected.
But here’s the thing, God cares. He cares about each of those things that we shared with each other this morning during our coffee and prayer time. He hears our hearts, and he is making a way for us.
I want you to know that if you are feeling afraid or anxious, it’s okay. Yes, it is okay to not be okay. God knew we would face many trials. He knew we wouldn’t be able to carry the load on our own. He doesn’t want us to. He wants us to lean on him. He knew we would struggle with this and that is why he says “Do not be afraid.” over and over again in the Bible.
Lean on Him. He is waiting.
And lastly, I leave you with this verse. It’s a prayer of Moses, a man who faced extreme trials and tribulations. I am sure there were times (many) that Moses felt the weight of the world was on his shoulders. But even then God was faithful. He always showed up. Just as he is now. He is here, in every detail, small or large. Open your eyes and you’ll see Him.
But don’t stop there, friend. Keep reading…