Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Devotional 3/18/20
“Consider This…”
As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ we need to be standing strong every moment of our life. In this time the world is facing the Coronavirus pandemic, and it is gripping so many with great fear. I want you to consider today how you can be used by the hand of God to touch people that need your help.
No matter where you turn whether it be in the news or conversation there are fears, overreaction, under reaction, opinions etc.… It can really set your heart and soul spinning if you let it bother you. Regardless of what you hear I encourage you to consider that you are continuing to guard your heart, and the answer of your mouth. We need to be bringing peace and comfort to fear, understanding to questions, and revelation of God’s love to those in need. 
I personally have set myself to seek out opportunities in this valley we are walking through to be a blessing wherever I am at.   A few days in the grocery store I walked in looking for particular items. With every aisle I turned into I was also  looking for someone that may need help or a word of encouragement. I found an elderly gentleman that needed help finding a particular food. With  shaky hands he held a list of things his wife had written for him. He told me she could no longer walk, and he too struggled walking. He was so grateful that I took time to lead him exactly to where he needed to be. We met up again at the toilet paper aisle and shook our heads and laughed together at the empty shelves. It’s the little things like that which can make someone’s day and make them feel loved and cared for.
Over the next few days we will be looking at the word ~consider~. Consider defined: to think carefully about, especially in order to make a decision; contemplate; reflect on:
I am sharing this scripture for you to meditate on, and also that you may be able to share it with that one that is in fear. We are God’s light! We are the lamp that He wants to take into the darkness that the Coronavirus has brought. For such a time as this let us position ourselves to touch a person that may need the comfort and answers from God’s Word.
Consider this…
“Does worry add anything to your life? Can it add one more year, or even one day?  So if worrying adds nothing, but actually subtracts from your life, why would you worry about God’s care of you? “Think about the lilies. They grow and become beautiful, not because they work hard or strive to clothe themselves. Yet not even Solomon, wearing his kingly garments of splendor, could be compared to a field of lilies. If God can clothe the fields and meadows with grass and flowers, can’t he clothe you as well, O struggling one with so many doubts? I repeat it: Don’t let worry enter your life. Live above the anxious cares about your personal needs.
Luke 12:25-29 – The Passion Translation