Are you worried?
Good Morning to all! I pray that this day finds blessed and refreshed. I hear people saying this world has gone crazy. This world has been going crazy for a long time but what has changed is people. But those that truly want to see why it is happening, can. Those that trust in Jesus Christ need not worry, God has all of this in His hands. What we do have to do is now take a stand where we were once silent. God reminded me what state we as Christians are in. "And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, 'These things says the Amen, the Faithful, and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God; I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are LUKEWARM, and neither cold nor hot, I will VOMIT you out of My mouth. Because you say, I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing- and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked- I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments that you may be clothed that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see." Revelation 3:14-18. That is our state. I don't want to be in that state. I want to be on fire for Jesus. But with all that is going on in the world, some may be worried to speak out. I know that sometimes the Bible is considered to be hate speech. It is hate speech for those who do not live in Jesus Christ. It is also hate speech for those that are lukewarm. But God gives us the hope to speak out and to stand on His Word. The first thing we need to remember is this: "For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6. Jesus took all of this to the cross. And then we need to remember this: "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gently and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30. When we are worried and tired from all that is going on, lay it on Jesus and He will give you the rest for your soul. He will show what you are suppose to do, not what others say for you to do. Then we will be able to say "Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits." Psalm 103:1-2. And for the next seven days let us all commit to these two things: 1) Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:16-17 2)Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which CANNOT be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptable with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:28-29. Have a blessed day and rise up children of God. Do not worry, God is in control!