5 Reasons I Love This Season

These are troubling times for many. I could list a hundred reasons why that is truly the case. Even still there’s always good things to celebrate even in the valley. Depending on your viewpoint right now you might disagree with me. But, I can tell you five things that are really good about this never ending season of quarantine.

First of all, faith is no longer just an option. Americans have been driven out of their comfort zones and hopefully to their knees. Before many felt like they were in control. Now, it seems there’s nothing concrete about the days ahead. All we know is God has given us another day. We must trust what God does know in the midst of all we don’t know.

Secondly, churches have been pushed outside their walls. This may be one of the biggest most overlooked blessings of this century for sure. The closing of church buildings everywhere has challenged believers to be the church. To consider a lifestyle of faith not just a place of faith. People long ago quit running to churches. It’s beyond time for churches to start running to them.

Thirdly, I see the resurgence of gratefulness. This lockdown has changed most people’s life approach. Forcing us to appreciate things we often took for granted. Now, many would be grateful to go shopping or out to eat. Many would love to have a job, still be in school or be able to attend a church on Sundays. So many used to be little things are now considered big things.

Fourthly, I see many valuing real relationships. Suddenly we actually have time for one another. We care deeply about what’s going both inside and outside of our home. Now, that sporting events are no longer our main worship event. We actually see the need for conversation and developing priceless relationships with family and friends.

Lastly, I see a culture that should not go back to the way things used to be. Before we were just going through the motions of this busy life. Suddenly we’re all forced to be still and know that He is God. Lord Jesus, may we not go back to living the same old way. May we choose to realize this is your world we’ve just been blessed to live in it. May we live in such a way that gives you the honor and the glory so deserved.

Sometimes God has to remove the distractions and chosen idols. We all have them we just don’t realize their holding power until they are removed. So please join me in fully surrendering to God. He still has a plan for each of us still breathing. Let’s choose to seek His will in the remainder of our short stay here on planet earth.

“Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. Instead you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.” Otherwise you are boasting about your own pretentious plans, and all such boasting is evil. Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it. (James 4:13-17)

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