May peace and joy find you during these challenging times. Like me many of you have been bombarded by all of the news outlets flooding the airwaves with data, experts and conjecture about the virus we shall not speak of here. Quite frankly I am tired of being fed spotty information and half-truths, so to remedy this I am no longer watching any of the news outlets.
This in no way means that I do not care about what is happening to people or doing my part to stay healthy and to keep those around me healthy as well – on the contrary actually. We have been taking many extra steps to do what is right, but that does not mean that I live in fear or have lost my faith in God and the promises of Jesus Christ.
During this time many may have found depression or gone down deeper into it due to being cooped up for so long. What needs to be realized is that there is a shiny side to this penny which we can look to if we choose, so I will do my best to explain.
Throughout the bible there are stories of men and women doing great or even seemingly impossible things under some pretty bad circumstances. In all of these stories God has generally been saying; “trust me”. For those who did trust God they were brought ultimately to overcome difficult circumstances, or their actions benefited further generations. Either way, it was a victory.
The shiny side of the penny I am talking about is the spirit that God has given each and every person on the earth; believer or non-believer, it doesn’t matter. Yes, God has given us the Holy Spirit as a helper and our faith in Jesus Christ is our foundation, but the Human Spirit is what God uses in each of us to overcome what our mind is telling us to be impossible or fearful of.
When we see others helping those in need and our “heart” swells to the point of tears or taking that inspiration to also help others, that is God using the spirit within us to do His good works. Since the dawn of humans (I do not believe in evolution) there have been those who have a spirit within them God used to help others and it is not something we can ignore.
As I see it when it comes to the Human Spirit I don’t see God working in mysterious ways. Actually, I think that He makes them quite plain and out in the open for us to pick up on. His overall plan might be a mystery to us, but when the labors of love need to happen God makes it quite clear what we are to do. We just have to admit to ourselves that we have received the message and are willing to act on it.
God made us a social creature and that means we do need to rely on each other for strength during tough times. Even though we are at this point distancing ourselves from others to avoid the virus we shall not name, we can still reach out to people and give encouragement, do small things that brighten another’s day or simply share a gift with others that God has given you through music, art, writing, etc.
1 Corinthians 12: 4
4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.
I say let the Human Spirit that God has given you rise up above this challenge and take others with you to new heights of truth, emotion, beauty and love through your talents to inspire others to do the same! You can do this; we will do this! As Jesus tells us;
He said to them, “…For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
Together we will move this mountain because our God-given Human Spirit will recognize this as an opportunity to rise up above anything that challenges our will to survive and care for each other.
IT IS TIME FOR YOUR SPIRIT TO MOVE; WHAT SAY YOU?
The Koifish Christian