You know that feeling when you’re not totally sure what day it is? Grab your coffee and join us. We’ll figure it out together.
Have you ever noticed how some of the new testament books are filled with reminders to greet each other with joy—like holy kisses and hugs? Maybe because they might not be there the day after.
Our young people did a production on the book of Acts last year, and one thing we learned was that every day was life and death back then, so the tone was to make the important things count, make every interaction count, make sure when you see each other (and another believer), let them know God is for us not against us.
Brother Robert is giving us a message that will encourage us to keep focusing on God knowing that He is teaching us things during this season that will make us better and stronger to step into the future—no matter what conditions we’re facing.
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By Brother Robert Wadleigh
“If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?” -Jeremiah 12:5
During a recent message, Brother Nobles used this scripture to challenge us to strengthen ourselves. He continued the point by saying that while we are not weak, there is always room for more strength. He reminded us the situation we face is a small challenge . . . the footmen if you will.
God has insulated most of us from the financial worries of this situation and we find ourselves with more time.
Free Time = Liberty
But what are we doing with that liberty?
“For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.” -Galatians 5:13
This reference may be slightly out of context, but the point is valid.
No one expects us to closet ourselves and fast this thing away, but we shouldn’t waste the free time we have been given. Keep in mind why we came to God in the first place. We can’t let up on the adversary (we know who you are) just because our routine has been disrupted.
Brother Gibbs has often reminded us that the true test of our dedication comes when the fences are removed. If our routine is the only thing that keeps us, what will we do if this situation becomes more permanent?
Recent messages and the Bridge posts (coincidence? Probably not.) have reminded us God has always watched out for his people if His people were looking to Him.
If there is one thing we know about God, if He did it once, He’ll do it again. And again.
If You’re Exhausted From Running With the Footmen . . .
Using that same scripture, Brother Nobles asked, “What if these conditions were our horses?”
None of us know exactly where we are in our walk. For some, this obstacle may be a landmark we will soon look back on and say, “Look what God did for us”. For others, this obstacle could be the one that makes or breaks us.
When this storm has passed will we be pleased with our walk or will we feel convicted?
Let’s go from strength to strength.