What is God teaching you right now? Pastor Bryan asked this question at the end of his sermon and it really resonated with me.
Have you taken time to reflect on what God is leading you to do? In 1 Timothy 1:18, it says “I am giving you these instructions, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies made earlier about you, so that by following them you may fight the good fight, having faith and a good conscience.” And in chapter 6, it says “pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness”.
On Sunday night I checked my email around 10 pm and found that Dr. Christopher Cook had sent me a 65-page book (Booklink) with short chapters about what churches might do in the future. Wow! This is so cool! I like to strategize what might happen in the future. I am interested in what might happen to the economy as we roll out from this pandemic. I like to read nonfiction, short articles. So, God is teaching me that I can make a difference by reading this and thinking about how churches can be righteous, faithful, and endure as we roll out from this lockdown. How can we still see each other in person but be safe? How can we have a worship service? Do we still need to have services online while having limited audiences in the sanctuary? There are so many questions I have that might be answered as I read this book.
If you would have asked me last week what God was teaching me right now, I might have said I was unsure. I have been listening to God about how we could reach out to our community by doing the Food Drop Off Collection for the next three weeks (FoodDropOff). Now I know how he wants me to move forward. Watch for these unique ways that God nudges you into new directions! You may be hesitant at first but give it a try. It is about righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness in God’s family. How is God working in your life? Take time to listen. Blessings to you as we enter another week of lockdown. Eternal truths help us persevere and endure hardship.