The pandemic we are suffering from is not a virus in need of a vaccine.
The widespread disease covering our country is isolation; symptoms include loneliness, fatigue and anger.
We are triggered.
And the upcoming Presidential election is pouring fear on thick and cold.
I’m over it. Aren’t you? I refuse to accept this as the “new normal.” We were NOT made to be hunched over our devices “connecting” or worse, hitting like or send on divisive ideologies pushing us further and further apart.
So, I’ve pulled together some reminders of who I am, who you are, who we are meant to be and who God is to put my heart in check.
Tell me what you think. PLEASE, add to the list.
I am a person of integrity, character and honesty.
I will love the Lord my God with all my heart, with all my mind, with all my soul and with all my strength.
I will put on the full armor of God so that I can stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
I am the head, I am not the tail. I am above, I am not beneath.
I am a leader. I am not a follower. I will have the praises of God in my mouth continually.
I will be a blessing to my teachers today.
And I will be a blessing to my friends.-Priscilla Shirer prays this blessing over her boys.
“I AM one in whom Christ delights and dwells.
I live in the strong and unshakeable kingdom of God.
The kingdom is not in trouble and neither AM I.”James Bryan Smith
the kingdom is greater than the nation …We should be lukewarm partisans at best because we are such passionate kingdom-minded people.Lecrae on Annie F. Downs “That Sounds Fun” Podcast: Episode 252
“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.Jesus’ words from the Gospel of John 17:20-23
Print this out. Cut it up and tape it where you can see it. Remind yourself of who you are, whose you are and the job before us all.