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CORONAVIRUS CHAOS

Posted on April 10, 2020 at 5:40 AM

In these days of fear creating chaos, where have we to go? This Coronavirus refuses to be controlled by man. It’s pandemic and continues to consume people’s lives; it is out of control. Where is one to go?

 

We go to Him who is in control, and that would be God Almighty.  However, how does one do that? If you have never established a relationship with Him before, You can begin one today. Did you know He is not some dignitary sitting above the clouds on a throne just observing the world and His creation?


 

God is the Creator of the beautiful flowers and trees, and the critters that are mutually sustaining. He made all the beasts of every shape, color, and character. And He made mankind and all the marvelous parts of us, both male and female. And He gave a purpose to each one of us. He watches over us with love.


A few montths ago, my computer automatically updated my blog program. When I next went to work on it, nothing was the same. I could not do anything. I was not a happy camper. So when I next had time, I went to a past source that alwauys helped me, only to hear the discouraging word that this was not their program and they were uunable to help me. Finally I discovered who designed the program, and they were able to lead me through it. I am a happy camper again! What is happening now in the world is similar. Seemly almost  automatically, the world has changed to a new strange reality. But you know the answer is to our questions of how to live in the new reality is similar to my situation. It is God that is above the new reality; He did not bring it, but He knew it was coming. Yes  He still loves us; it's not punishment for the world [perhaps for some].

 

I can just hear the comments, “It does not feel like love. How does this Coronavirus fit into the ‘love’ picture?” There are many things our finite minds cannot understand; remember God is looking at the entire world. He is also calling all men to come into relationship with Him. The understanding will not come to those who are sitting trying to figure it out with their own natural brains. It will not compute. The”program must be updated to a new level”. Then greater comprehension will develop. God has the understanding of this new level. If we contact Him, He can lead us through it all.


The new level is a complete revamping; it is all things made new. We are made new and capable of a much wider view of what life is all about. We move from a natural world view to a supernatural one which opens up a wide vista of God sharing His vision with us. From this perspective life becomes an exciting love walk.

 

My friend, if this appeals to you or makes you curious, it is not difficult for you. My book Cast Up A Highway can guide you; or if You go to a quiet place and talk to God. Just be honest. . . “God I don’t know much about this; I don’t know if I even believe in You, but if its possible to have this kind of relationship with You, I want it. Will You lead me to a new way of thinking? I know they say Your Son Jesus came to earth and paid the punishment for all my sin, and I no longer carry the guilt when I accept this gift of Jesus.”

 

That is correct. This is Good Friday when we recall Jesus sacrifice of Himself for us. He paid your debt. By inviting Jesus to be the ‘King of your life’, you establish a supernatural connection and God will indeed come and live within your heart. Your sins have been forgiven. You begin a new reality: You become a member of God's family and grow in that relatioship inheriting His promises.


                                                                 


   See some of God Promises in Psalm 91 from the Bible [with comments in blue]

Psalm 91 New International Version (NIV)

1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
 will rest in the shadow of the

Almighty.  Father, Almighty! Holy Spirit, please help me to stay stable, fixed, and close to You. You are my Mentor who teaches me and corrects me. If I need to change my mind, attitude, or words please speak to me, tell me.

 2 I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!

3 For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. I am delivered!

 

4 [Then] He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler. Psalm 91:4 Or “wings.” Also found in the next sentence, “under his wings,” which speaks not of God having wings, but of the wings of the cherubim resting on the mercy seat. The implication is that we can always come to the mercy seat and rest without fear.

 

5 I shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day,

 

6 Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday. This verse seems to apply to today

7 A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.

 8 Only a spectator shall you be [yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High] as you witness the reward of the wicked.

9 Because you have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place,

 10 There shall no evil befall you, nor any plague or calamity come near your tent. Verses 5–6 are seen by many Jewish scholars as a reference not merely to pestilence and natural dangers but to the realm of spiritual darkness that would come against God’s servants. These spirits are equated to “arrows that fly in daytime” or “a pestilence that walks” in the darkness. God’s sheltered ones are kept from the harm that could come from natural sources or supernatural sources. What a wonderful place to hide and be secure!

 

11 For He will give His angels [especial] charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways [of obedience and service].

12 They shall bear you up on their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.

 13 You shall tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the serpent shall you trample underfoot.

Here I am personalizing it. We can do this, claiming the promises for  ourselves. 

14 Because she has set her love upon Me, therefore will I deliver her; I will set her on high, because she knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake her, no, never].

 

This promise is repeated in other places in the Bible, for example:

Hebrews 13:6 (AMP). . . for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]

 

15 She shall call upon Me, and I will answer her; I will be with her in trouble, I will deliver her and honor her.

16 With long life will I satisfy her and show her My salvation.


Dear ones, give some thought to this promise and all of God's Word; it can bring you peace in this time of turmoil. 



 

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SEARCHING FOR A CLOSER WALK WITH GOD


                                        AWESOME GOD


 DIGGING DEEPER

Sometimes the terrible awesomeness of God hits me and sends me reeling into deep meditation. It always carries its reward of a new closeness with my God. It happened this morning. In the beginning I was distracted with my mind wandering here and yon. Then I ‘woke up’ and commanded it to return. God is so good! Holy Spirit began to lead me in prayer.

Sorry, my Lord. I come to our meeting this morning with scattered thoughts; help me, Lord, to rein them in. That You even desire to meet with me is so amazing! Deep breath. Moses asked God, “what shall I say when they ask 'Who sent me’?” You responded, “Say the Great I AM sent me.” You, God, are not hemmed in by time. For You there is no ‘was, will be’, there is only I AM. Before You I bow down my heart, my 'who I am' I submit to You; help me become who You created me to be.


Exodus 3:13-14 (AMP)

13 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them? 14 And God said to Moses, I Am Who I Am and What I Am, and I Will Be What I Will Be; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I Am has sent me to you!

  • Footnotes: Exodus 3:15 To know the name of God is to witness the manifestation of those attributes and apprehend that character which the name denotes.

Can you feel the depth of that name? 'I AM' signifies so much ~ timelessness, absolute love, supreme power, unimaginable expansion ~ an incomprehensible being, totally surrounding. There simply are not words to express the grandness of Who our God is. HIS LOVE FOR US  S SO APPARENT IN HIS WORD!


Psalm 91:14 (AMP)

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

Isaiah 52:6 (AMP)

Therefore My people shall know what My name is and what it means; therefore they shall know in that day that I am He who speaks; behold, I Am!

Indeed my God! You are the great I AM! This measures so deep and so high and so wide. You revealed Your staggering magnificence to David, and it comes out here:


Psalm 139:1-10

O Lord, you have examined my heart

and know everything about me.

2 You know when I sit down or stand up.

You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.

Even when it’s my mind traveling on tangents.

3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.

You know everything I do.

4 You know what I am going to say

even before I say it, Lord.

5 You go before me and follow me.

You place your hand of blessing on my head.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

too great for me to understand!

7 I can never escape from your Spirit!

I can never get away from your presence!

8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;

if I go down to the grave, you are there.

9 If I ride the wings of the morning,

if I dwell by the farthest oceans,

10 even there your hand will guide me,

and your strength will support me.

You are always with me. 

You will guide me.

You will always be my support. Your strength

upholds me, protects me, supports me.


Lord, You are so good! What a privilege to know You! Thank You that You continue to grow me closer to You. Thank You! I love being together with You, my Lord.