Hi. Brother Robert Wadleigh’s post today is bucking the back-to-work Monday blues, even if we’re hittin’ our keyboards from the homestead.
How many testimonies are out there from people who have lost everything, yet God took care of them? How many times has it been during our worst trials, that those are the times we’ve seen the hand of God? What’s going on today is no different. He didn’t forsake us during our darkest hours, and despite all that is happening around us–He won’t forsake us now either.
Brother Robert gives us the best shelter-in-place strategy and reminds us why church isn’t a place, but a people.
Share this with a friend who’s stocking up on extra love, joy, and peace for April (even though it’s somehow still March).
By Brother Robert Wadleigh
Whose House? His House!
“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwelleth with you.” -1 Corinthians 3:16
In this time of “social distancing”, just remember the church is not where you go, it is who you are. Of course, we can take that to extremes as Paul admonished us against.
“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
Brother Patrick pointed out this past Wednesday night, the church at our house should be strong with His love, His joy, and His peace. His Spirit and faith in Him should be present in our houses.
Shelter in Place
A month ago that phrase meant a storm was imminent or, God forbid, you were in an active shooter situation.
Today, such orders are becoming normal (whatever that is), but don’t worry, we have the best shelter ever.
“For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.” -Psalm 61:3
That is also a phrase North Carolinians understand to mean a storm is coming. During those times we gather provisions and wait for the “all clear”.
The panic that is sweeping the world is exactly the same.
If we have gathered provisions as Brother Patrick mentioned Wednesday night, we will be fine. If you are not sure that you have enough, use the scriptures above or search out others (there are plenty more for you to find), phone a brother or sister that can encourage you, and be in fellowship (in whatever form that takes) as much as possible.
When this storm has passed, the church should be stronger because the church in our house has gained strength 🙂