Staying The Course Part Two

A train is designed to run on a track. If it gets derailed, it ceases to operate as intended. The Lord has designed us to endure that we may glorify Him.
 
Let’s go back to the garden of Eden. God specifically said that they would die if they ate the fruit of one particular tree. What did the serpent say? He countered God’s words with a lie. Genesis 3:4 says, “…You will not surely die.” The serpent’s cunning derailed Adam and Eve.
 
COVID has derailed the world. It has thrown us off our natural track. It has also caused hidden, smoldering angers to ignite. The enemy of our soul is using it to destroy from within.
 
It is imperative to remain steadfast and stay the course. It is a season of untold opportunity to share the gospel, to lean into this time and embrace it. There are lessons to learn and insights to gain that will strengthen and anchor us.
 
Romans 12:3 says that we all have a measure of faith. 2 Peter 1:5-7 are the additions to our faith. It is not a one time addition. It is a lifestyle of progressive sanctification. Virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love are like building blocks. They are built on our sure foundation. When everything around us is shaking, our wall of faith will stand.
 
Colossians 1:10 gives us further instruction for this season. It says, “That you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.”
 
The word of God is our track to run on. Don’t let satan derail you from God’s purpose for you. As we read His word, observing to do it, gaining wisdom and understanding, it will fortify and strengthen us for the good works preordained for us to walk in. Opportunities abound. Let us be watchful and seize them in the moment they are set before us.

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