As we are now almost half way through January 2020 with so much being said inside and outside the Christendom what the new decade will bring. It can bring so many emotions from excitement to fear and it’s so easy to be overwhelmed with the obvious problems and issues going on, be it politically, natural disasters, wars, etc; We live in a world that’s drowning in information that is at times simply too much, especially with explosion of handheld devices that give us info 24/7 and keep us connected no matter where we are.
So where does that leave us who claim Christ? Do we always dwell on the negative and never see the positive?
I would propose that is exactly one of the tactics of Satan to get well meaning Christians to dwell on all bad things happening which then causes them to take their eye off the prize. Once we become distracted, then we become powerless to do the Kingdom work.
The Apostle Paul gave us a wonderful charge in Romans 12:1,2 that I would like to share from the Passion Translation Bible:
“Beloved friends, what would be our response to God’s marvelous mercies? I encourage you to surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred living sacrifices. And live in holiness, experiencing all that delights his heart. For this becomes your genuine expression of worship. Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will power you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.”
Pray and declare this verse today !