This blog post originally appeared on the Leaders Blog at C3KW. Head over there for more encouragement and Truth in this time of COVID-19!
Hey, Friend. We’re aaaalllll in this together…
Anyone else get High School Musical vibes?
For real, though. We are. Each one of us is enduring the same trying time.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the Holy Spirit was bringing up some of the same kind of thoughts, feelings, and convictions in each one of us.
Why am I watching ANOTHER YouTube video instead of calling my grandmother?
Why am I so focused on the house looking perfect and not on the face of Jesus?
Why am I talking ears off about COVID-19 news and not spending time in prayer and listening to the voice of God?
In my own prayer time this morning, the Holy Spirit brought me to one of my favourite passages in the book of Genesis. Let’s look at Chapter 18, starting at Verse 10:
Then one of them said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.”Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him. Abraham and Sarah were already very old, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing. So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?” Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.”Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, “I did not laugh.”
But he said, “Yes, you did laugh.”
I think it’s so easy for us to think that the God of Genesis was somehow a more physical, visible God than He is today. But, really, we can assume that God’s voice was just as clear to Sarah as it is to us; perhaps less clear. She didn’t have the Holy Spirit!
How often do we ‘laugh off’ what God says, not believing it to be true?
Do we believe – like, really, truly believe – that, “even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me?” (Psalm 23).
2 Corinthians 1:10 says, “He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us…” Do you believe that? If so, our response to God, when He calls upon us to move His mission forward in extraordinary ways, should not be like Sarah’s. Rather, our response should be one of bold action and commitment, all in the name of Jesus!
Are you poised today, moment by moment, to hear His voice? Are you ready to take action? Are you waking up each and every day expectant for God to be exactly who He says He is? Keep your eyes fixed on the Healer, and know Him more fully in this season, Friend.
I pray that when we are all reunited in flesh, we will find ourselves more united in Spirit than ever before!