Crazy times, right?
Sis, the last thing you need is a long blog post right now, so my encouragement will be frequent and shorter than usual. Or at least that’s my intent. 🙂
As I get encouragement from the Lord, I’m going to post it here in hopes of encouraging you too. Does that sound good?
You’ll also see pics of scriptures that resonate with me and the Holy Spirit is using to get me through all this.
From my knees to your ears
The Holy Spirit of God is real. He speaks. He leads and He comforts.
It’s pretty cool, right????
The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives inside you and covers you with His baptism. You can be immersed in it… in Him. Covered in Him. Hidden in Him.
A fresh opportunity for us all to start over.
This trial is God is re-booting us all.
We, as Christians, have become spiritually fat, arrogant and independent. All t his is Him giving us another chance, as a country, and as Christians to return to Him in a fresh, new way. It’s reboot season, Baby. Be sure you don’t waste it, OK?
Our time on this earth is short. He’s soon coming.
Here is what I have for you…what the Holy Spirit is telling me personally…
First, don’t run to what doesn’t [really] matter.
If you’ve neglected time with Him, this moment -when all is still- is your chance to reboot and re-connect. What a gift!!!!!!!
So, be sure to eat good “food” during this season of reboot.
Don’t feed only on Netflix at this important reboot time.
Chile, TV can’t help you. (Yeah, I said “Chile” 🙂 *hehehe*
Also, don’t use this time only to try new recipes, sew new projects or do your hobby. Those things are only fleeting sources peace – they feel good for the moment, then you feel empty again.
C’mon, I’m not a fanatic!
Sure, you can do those fun things, but not all day and night! Don’t let them be all-consuming. NOOOOOO!
If you only use those things (Netflix, hobbies, etc.) to fill your time, you’ll fall into fear, depression or anxiety before long.
Girl, those things are nothing more than spiritual “junk food”, they do not provide sustenance nor spiritual nutrition. They won’t give you the strength, encouragement, or power you need during this reboot.
They’re just “fun” things to “munch” on but, can’t be all you ingest.
Instead, intentionally use this time to draw nigh to God afresh.
During this still time, you can fall in love with the Lord all over again. Just like in the beginning of your faith walk, when you first met Him. Reboot.
Here is the skinny on what I’m doing during my spiritually reboot…
1. Commanding myself to worship.
I’m turning on my praise and worship music (sometimes it’s even Andy Mineo’s old stuff like “You can’t stop me!”) to force my mind to focus on the Lord and to command or “order” the environment in my home.
I am going make (I.E. FORCE) myself worship no matter what because worship is warfare!
It’s battling for your spiritual state of being and even your mood.
Turn of TV for about five minutes or more and turn on something praise-worthy.
Do this throughout the day!
If you have kids, this is soooooo good for them too.
Not only are you being a good example, but you’re placing a spiritual narrative in their mind. They need words of power to rise up in their spirit when they are scared.
2. Get alone with the Lord.
In years of late, I’ve been praying on the floor or on my bed. Sometimes I even lay flat on the floor like a cuckcoo!
Today, I felt led to assume the old-fashioned traditional posture for prayer – on my knees.
NOTE: this is just what God leads me to do. But, I want you to do what He tells you to do.
Bottom line: “up” your prayer game right now.
3. Praise God now for keeping you healthy, healed and for the conclusion of all this.
In faith, worship Him for carrying you, and everyone, through this. If you’ve tested positive for something, praise Him for restoring your health! Praise Him in advance!
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”Mark 11:24
Just because they say “it’s going to be worse” doesn’t mean it has to.
Those are man’s words! Pray it WILL NOT!!!!
Whose report will you believe, Sister in Christ?
My answer: I will believe the report of the Lord.
Just like Ron Kenoly’s song of old:
“His report says
I am healed
His report says
I am filled
His report says
I am free
His report says victory”
Are you old enough to remember that song? Tell me in the comments.
Spiritually reboot NOW!!!!!
Look, I love you and I don’t doubt we are going to be OK.
Trust Jesus and turn to Him now for YOUR reboot. Start over.
You have fresh grace, forgiveness and acceptance…just like any other day, but, you also may now have more time in this season.
Don’t worry about the past mistakes.
Start over, and reboot, NOW! Even if you have to continue to go in to work and do your job to take care of others. Reboot.
You’re not a Christian?
If you have never known the Lord as our Savior, surrender your life to Him now. Yes, I said NOW!!!!
Tell Him you believe in your heart that He is Lord. Speak it with your lips.
Listen, He is real, whether you believe it or not. That little something in your gut telling you He’s real … LISTEN TO IT!!!!
Ponder this: You can’t see gravity, but it’s real. Say, for instance, you don’t believe in gravity….doesn’t matter. You will soon find it to be real.
Don’t test gravity and don’t test the Lord.
You’ll see discover He’s real and I want that to be a joyous time for you and not the most horrible thing imaginable. Don’t reject Him.
You’ll be sorry if you do.
Give your life over to Him NOW. You can figure out the rest later. Just surrender. He loves you so much and nothing you do or did can change that. He accepts you.
The steps to salvation!
I mentioned Andy Mineo earlier. I love his work…especially his first few albums. This is my favorite!
Talk to me… what is God saying to YOU during this season? Comment below! <3
About now, you need a little humor about all this. Of course, God’s people will deliver!
You gotta tell me if this cracked ya up too! Comment below!