How Will You Respond?

Proverbs 29:16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.”

Some wonder how we have gotten to this place in the world today.

We see the rise of what a global media presence can do. We hear of all the unrest, political turmoil, weather disasters, and wonder if it will get any better.

This recent pandemic has sequestered us in our homes, fearful that we’ll die of this deadly virus. I’ll not open this platform to discuss or debate this issue, but only ask one question, “What will it take you to stop serving God, and why?”

God’s Word tells us that things will wax worse and worse. That should not change the course of the child of God. The power and provision God offers are there for every one of us.

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”

God will not stop. Why do we then entertain thoughts of quitting? He tells us:

Galatians 6:9-10 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”

Our brothers and sisters in Christ need us as much as we need them. 

Dr. Bob Jones Sr. once said, “The measure of a man’s character is what it takes to stop him.”

Is a virus stopping you from doing God’s will?

Is a government decree stopping you?

I am not advocating outright rebellion but asking how will you and I proceed in the will of God when such hindrances arise?

Wickedness is on the rise. At least, that is what we see on the news. 

Many children of God see the rise of wickedness around them and are discouraged and trounced. When faced with impossible odds, should we shrink in the face of adversity?

We serve the God of the impossible.

Luke 18:27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”

Faith is the key.

Believing that God can triumph in the face of any evil takes faith that God can and will do what He promised. Those that are weak in their faith will ask, “Why even try?”

If the great heroes of the faith had the doubts and fears we carry today, would their lives have been recorded in God’s Word for us to read? Certainly not!

Missionary William Carey is quoted,

“Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.”

His work in China opened the door to win millions of Chinese to Christ. His life was an inspiration to many, even today. And we wring our hands over a virus that may or may not take our life?

My God is bigger than that!

I believe that if we are in the center of God’s will, He can and will protect us from whatever may come. And for the Christian, the alternative is not death; it is the ultimate passage into the presence of God!

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”

The fear that our enemy presents tries to stop us from being salt and light in an ever-darkening world. Our faith MUST rise to the occasion. Our faith must be evident for those seeking to see that Christ does, in fact, make a difference.

I’ve gone to preaching but end with this thought.

“What does it take to stop me from doing God’s will, and why?

We must all personally answer that question, for we may very well be called into question when God empowered us and ordained us to do more.

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