Shut In With God

How are you using this time of quarantine? Are you allowing the extra time to draw closer to God or are you just creating new ways to be busy to survive this new normal? We all have done it. We don’t want to look square in the face at the source of our problems and run from what is obvious, oftentimes. We run from the ONE who knows us best. I am convinced that this abnormal time in history is a gift from Him.

Are you allowing Him to speak to you about some area of life that He has been prompting you to change? We all have more time on our hands now. We can’t make the excuse that we don’t have time for prayer and meditation in His word. We can get alone with God and really listen to Him now. At first, I was scared that this may be it… the end of life might come before I was ready. As the weeks have gone by, I have eased up with that concern and now realize that God wants to use the time to change me and do an overhaul on my attitudes and thought life.

Many of us are in close quarters with loved ones. Now is a good time to work out some area of difficulty.. that uncomfortable topic of discussion that just never was the right time to bring up. Are we showing acts of kindness and unselfishness to one another during this time? Are we reaching out to those that are scared, isolated or alone through this pandemic, giving from what we have to those that can’t get out to get supplies for themselves? Are we reacting selfishly, hoarding for ourselves all we can out of insecurity and fear or are we considering others before ourselves during this time?

I believe God wants us to come out of this better than we were before. He wants us to be changed, unselfish and grateful people. He is searching throughout the earth for those that will turn around and come back to give Him thanks for what He has done for us and brought us through. Like the ten lepers who Jesus healed, only one came back to give Him thanks. Luke 17:11-19.

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