Are we making an impact on the world or is the world making an impact on us? We have faced many uncertainties and challenges in 2020. Sadly, the world was, and still is, in a bad state that the heart of GOD is not just troubled, but deeply troubled, that He regretted creating mankind. (Genesis 6:6-8)
Most of us, if not all, are aware there are many halls of fame genres for athletes, actors and music artists. There is no doubt that their tenacity got them to the status of being hall of fame nominees and inductees.
What about us Christians? Are we trying to be nominees or inductees into the Faith Hall of Fame? Do we have the same tenacity to study the Word of God like the Bereans? Are we as eager to master biblical wisdom, knowledge and understanding of Truth? Do we really understand the importance of being obedient children of God to become inductees into His Faith Hall of Fame?
Globally, the world is in critical condition with the coronavirus pandemic. Personally, we need to perform self-examinations and agree to have open Bible surgery to increase our faith during these trying times. Once the mind of the temple of the Holy Spirit is open we are to add more biblical commandments and application of the Word. Dr. Jesus will stitch up the surgical site to heal and block out worldly influences.
As faith increases, we should be well enough in our transformed mind to move out of the spiritual intensive care unit, and into a faithful private room to spend more quiet time with the Lord. The Holy Spirit will comfort us and help keep our mind and soul stabilize so we are prepared to meet our Maker at the appropriate time.
Are we keeping the faith that we profess? I will be the first to admit that 2020 has been very challenging physically, mentally and spiritually. Minds occasionally wander and focus on secular events that have nothing to do with saving our soul. We should be mindful that distractions and worldly influences are dangerous and could possibly cause us to forsake the Lord for the world like our Brother Demas.
In Luke 17:5 the apostles said unto the Lord, “Increase our faith.” We know from Hebrews 11:6 that without faith it is impossible to please God, and anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists, and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him even in our weakest and darkest moments.
Perhaps, we are all experiencing something that could be testing our faith. But our faith should increase expeditiously as our spiritual stitches heal and we finalize our divorce from the world. It is at that time we understand there is nothing in this world more important than what God has already given us pertaining to life and godliness.
Be on guard! Be alert! Be encouraged during these difficulty times and keep your faith in God without wavering.
QUESTION TO PONDER
Are we still involved Christians working and finding favor in God’s eyes to be inducted into the Faith Hall of Fame like Noah and so many others in Hebrews Chapter 11?
Things are happening out of our control but obedient Christians are never out of God’s control of grace and mercy. – Tangie T. Woods
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF APPRECIATION
I would like to thank Maddy Perry for her kind introduction to my blog and recommendation to follow MRS T’s CORNER. Please visit Maddy at https://maddyperry873299249.wordpress.com/
I would also like to thank everyone who nominated me for blogger awards and recommended my blog but I unfortunately did not see them to recognize you. Please know that I am very appreciative.