Random Thoughts + Two Things To Keep in Mind

Hey all.

I’m not sure what to write for today, I guess this post is just me reaching out in the only way I really can right now: virtually.

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How have y’all been holding up? 

Social distancing has made me doubt myself as an introvert because I am straight up not having a good time and I miss being around people without everyone being super cautious and withdrawn. When I said I needed alone time, I meant that I needed one day out of the week with no plans, not the other way around.

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feat. me trying to stay calm and not panic although everyone is now panicking

Also, so many things are being canceled, but God’s love for us won’t be canceled, and we have no more excuses now to not spend time in His word, so that’s a positive.

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My mom and I were talking about the outcome of social isolation in terms of technology.

Either, people are going to become even more dependant + addicted to social media, or they’re going to realize the need for real human interaction and relationships.

I truly hope it’s the later for the world, but if you’re reading this, remember to build relationships in real life.

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The two things that I have been trying to keep in mind during these uncertain times that have helped me are: 

 

  • How blessed we are to have a Creator who sent His Son to die for us and to want a relationship with us 

 “O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth forever.”-1 Chronicles 16:34

“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.” -1 John 3:1

  • That we need to look outside ourselves 

“With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;” –Ephesians 4:2

It’s so easy to be selfish in times like this and not take a second to see the full picture.
We need to stop focusing on ourselves and our needs and start focusing on others and their needs, especially in uncertain moments in life like these.

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.-John 15:12

Be a listener, send a message or letter of encouragement to someone, be there for others despite the fear going around at the moment.  

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Let’s take these next few slowed down weeks as a time to work on becoming better.

Let’s work on stopping our lives from being about ourselves and start focusing on God, His Word, and others.

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What are you learning/working on?

 

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An Epidemic of Closed Church Buildings

Many things have kept people from going to worship: bitterness, distance, laziness, ignorance, etc. and now we can add another one: COVID-19. 

An Epidemic of Closed Church Buildings

I am not on Facebook, but my mom is, and the number of screenshots that she has sent me of big denominational church buildings closing and going to online for the next few weeks because of the virus, is sad but not surprising.

My mom then sent me this screenshot of a congregation’s statement on this matter:

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A few posts back, I wrote about the importance of going to worship, and that hasn’t changed.

I’m social distancing myself from a lot of things currently (most of them not by choice but by the events being canceled already), but I’m never going to distance myself from being fed the Word and being around my brothers and sisters in Christ to worship God and remember His death and resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

The fact that people are going to skip worship tomorrow but still go to work, to the grocery store, etc. is illogical.

How can we claim that we would still meet together if we were under persecution by the government and yet stay home because of a virus? 

Being elderly, sick, or susceptible to sickness is one thing when it comes to not attending right now, but for the rest of us, we have no excuse. 

Fear should not keep us from the Bible and the gathering of the saints.

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”-Hebrews 10:25

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”-2 Timothy 1:7

 

Stay healthy, but most importantly, stay faithful and worship like new testament Christians tomorrow,

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