No one expects a pandemic. We usually do not have a well-thought out plan already in place as a worldwide health crisis unfolds. But, just as stressful or discorientating as the beginning of a world wiew crisis, can be the transition out of it. We do not have to panic or flounder. But God can help you in this unique time of transition. God can help you stay in peace and ‘fall-forward’ into a greater measure of blessing and His purpose for you.
“Relationships based on surface-level knowledge stuff do not last. I read ‘What To Expect When You’re Expecting’ a thousand times in 9 months, and it did not inform me at all in the same way actually being with my daughter informed me. I learned by being with her, not by reading about what it was ‘supposed’ to be like.” Sound familiar? Being with God, spending time with Him, is what makes the relationship last. Sure, I love reading Scripture and yes, it informs me, but being with God in relationship? Nothing beats it.
You’ve got to be all in. Maybe not on day 1 – not the day your kid was born or you were re-born – but all in with regard to being committed to the (ongoing) relationship. Being committed to learning about and growing with the person, or, in this case, with God.
"It has always amazed me how just minutes spent with God can miraculously empower. When I focus on Him, I feel loved. When I focus on Him, I feel stronger. When I focus on Him, my frustrations and worries cannot withstand the joy He has to fulfill me."
I relished the moment I sat under the canopied tree and heard the birds singing. I felt the sun beaming down upon my arms and looked up into the bright, blue sky. Peace. I had not felt at peace for so long. I realized I craved it. Silence. I had…
Pastor Paula White-Cain says her faith never wavered throughout the Pandemic. That’s one reason she has been a reliable resource for thousands who questioned theirs during the long months of lockdowns, conflicting information, mask mandates, and vaccines in 2020 and 2021. Churchgoers across the country who were no longer able…
What I have come to know is that if God promises, His yes is better than any other yes, and His yes is stronger than any man’s no."
My heart raced so rapidly I thought it would soar right out of my chest. Thump, thump, THUMP! My fingertips went numb. My feet ached in my small, black heels as I listened intently to the emcee announce each of the finalists. Ten lucky ladies would have a spotlight moment….
Just like God gave Abraham an impossible promise that took years to be fulfilled, He sometimes will give us these type of words as well. When He does, there are simple choices we can make every day to live a life of faith for the impossible over the long haul.
There is no greater gift than the gift of life; Jesus died for us so that we may have life! Thus, I consider it a tremendous blessing to have had a second chance at living when, over twenty years ago, I was supposed to die from cancer. I was in the middle of a divorce. My soon to be ex-husband had moved us to a new city four months prior; he was now back in our home state by himself. I had a new job, no local friends, and postpartum. And also, as it turned out, leukemia.