There is a lot that has happened these past few weeks. There is a lot I can say but without God or His word, what difference would it make and for how long? I have a word for you, a word of encouragement, and I only hope that you listen all the way through because I felt led to read and share this chapter in Romans. It is so timely and a great reminder of how we should treat one another. I pray that it gives you something to think about and encourages you to read Romans 12 (actually, the whole bible, period😄).
Romans 12:21 “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
That’s hard, if not impossible, to do without the Holy Spirit. There are things that happened during these few weeks (globally and personally) that really made me think about the church ( we need help y’all), people and about myself too. There was some mindsets that God revealed in me that needed to be given to Him in order for Him to work in me and through me. He is still working! But God revealed this to many others as well, mindsets that needs to be demolished. If there are not worked on or worked out, God can’t give you what you ask for because your not ready to receive it. Or you can’t trusted with specific blessings because you have hatred, or prejudice, or unforgiveness (etc) in your heart.
That’s why it is important for us read the Word and see what did God say about this current issue, for example, of injustice? How are we to meet this problem in our world today? It’s in the bible! How do we ask God to change it? It’s in the bible! How can we change ourselves? We can’t, only God can change the hearts of man but we can change our minds by repenting of our sins! Acknowledging, we are sinners in need of the Lord and Savior, Jesus! Furthermore, actually reading, meditating and proclaiming scriptures over your life, the lives of others, your city and your state and your country. We need Jesus. We need His strength. We need Word, now more than ever before.
When the world is growing darker, we must be the light that grows ever brighter!
Help us Jesus. Help us be the light that we need to be. Help us, Holy Spirit, not to be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good. Help us, the body of Christ not just claim Jesus but walk like Him, with the help of your Holy Spirit in Jesus name. Amen!
God bless you and God loves you!