Now is the time to participate not spectate.
It is not a time for passive Christians.
God has a way of being unpredictable.
The bible is littered with the word “suddenly”.
If we expect the unexpected it makes the unexpected expected and we are not caught off guard.
God is a God of extremes.
He says “ I will do more than you can imagine”.
He says. “ My ways are not your ways”
He says “Your thoughts are not My thoughts.
Now is the time that we as Christians have to be ready to devour the meat. Our mature teeth are designed not for milk but to tear off and grind down the meat and deal with the mixed omnivorous diet ahead.
It is not either or.
It is to deal with all.
Jesus said “I have come to destroy the enemy” “I will build my church on this rock and the gates of hell shall not prevail”.
There cannot be a victory without a war.
We have to keep up with God.
Without 2020 we would not have been changed and built up to deal with 2021.
Many of us have borne the cross of suffering.
As Christians, we know that we hand the burden of suffering over to Him and He has already been victorious.
We also know to expect tribulations in this world.
Like the weights at the gym that build up our muscle for strength for more physically.
The suffering we have, with Jesus, it builds us up spiritually to have strength for more.
We gain patience and endurance.
We are built up when it feels as if we are being broken .
If it wasn’t for struggle we wouldn’t develop our capacity and strength.
Tests and mess bring about testimony and message.
We know what it is to need patience to wait for God to move sometimes but now, surreally, is when God is waiting for us.
His Holy Spirit wind is blowing the clouds along and we like His children in the wilderness must follow.
We are being unravelled as the journey unravels blessed with ever deepening revelation.
Though we may feel weak to embark on what 2021 holds as we go forward we have two portions .
The strength we have built up in enduring and the knowledge that we can boast when we feel weak for we will rely on God who will be our strength.
The illustration shows Holy Spirit blowing clouds.
Christians actively participating in this move journeying forward.
Light dispelling darkness.
Six Scriptures that come to mind:
“And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”Matthew 16:18 ESV
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”Galatians 6:9-10 ESV
“for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”James 1:3-4 ESV
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”Galatians 6:9 ESV
“For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.”Hebrews 10:36 ESV
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV
The song Unravelling. Cory Asbury