“Don’t be naive, there are difficult times ahead. As the end approaches, people are going to be self-absorbed, money hungry, self-promoting, stuck up, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse, dog-eat-dog, unbending, slanderers, impulsively wild, savage, cynical, treacherous, ruthless, bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God. They’ll make a show of religion, but behind the scenes they’re animals. Stay clear of these people.”
– 2 Timothy 3:1-5
We as Christians must not fall into the trap of the enemy (Satan) and be like the rest of the world. That’s why building your relationship with God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit is more critical than ever. Reading the Word of God and understanding what it means to you on a daily basis, praying (simply talking to God), and being a doer of the Word. This isn’t a time to be afraid, it is a time to walk in love no matter how hard it may seem. When Jesus spoke about keeping His Commandments, He wasn’t only speaking of the Ten Commandments. He was talking about walking in the Commandment of Love – doing what He tells us to do and speaking what He tells us to say in His Word. (John 13:34-35).
Jesus spoke in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you, not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
Paul wrote in Philippians 4:7, “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will protect your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Also read Philippians 4:8 & 9).
The Holy Spirit (The Comforter, Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby) is here and in your life. He will lead you, guide you, and get you through every situation that you may be involved in, even your everyday life with its ups and downs. Ask Him to help you, because you can count on Him always!
Confession for today: “In Jesus’ name, I am born of Love and I will allow the Love of God that is within me to be in every situation that I am in today.”