"Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding." ---Proverbs 4:6-7
Back in February, this thought came to me. Again.
"I know God is super patient, but shouldn't our Country have reaped from its evil choices by now? Choices like abortion on demand, restructuring God's marriage plan and redesigning His original biology of male and female, churches gone soft on sin and silent on evil issues and ---"
Well, fast-forward 3 weeks later and beyond--
Covid-19 killed thousands
We were living under house arrest
Schools closed. We were forbidden to attend church
Millions lost their livelihoods, jobs and businesses
Thousands waited in miles' long food pantry lines
Corruption in local governments was exposed
Our Constitutional rights (many) were jerked from us
Peaceful protests from desperate people began
Evil-unleashed riots and looting left cities burning
Suicides, abuse in homes are off the charts
The introduction of contact tracing is threatening to remove us/or our children from our homes
'Murder hornets' are in the news
And oh yeah. Yellowstone had a dozen earthquakes in 24 hours. Sure. Why not?
Say what you will, but--finally--we're reaping the whirlwind, and not the quickie, blow-through-and-is-gone type. You don't crawl out of this kind of godly disobedience in a couple weeks, not when you've sown into it for decades.
So here we are. Whew. But where's the good news, right?
Way back in December of 2004 I wrote here: "I want to live ready and not be taken by surprise. It's always too late to get ready after the time of change has arrived." That was the first of many such warnings.
Yet if not? Last month while watching prepper videos galore, I heard this:
"The best time to start a garden was 5 years ago. The second best time? Right now."
And yeah, the best time to daily seek wisdom and God's instructions was also 5 years ago. At least. But the second best time? Right now.
Right now seek His face.
Right now search the Bible as to what to do next.
Right now ask (and ask) for Wisdom.
Right now learn how to prepare in every way for an iffy future.
Remember: procrastination is the enemy, especially now.
And right now? Become a Light for all in your sphere of Life who wander in dark places. God within you will do this, but only if you want it--want Him--with all your heart. Every bit.
"I'd rather be safe than sorry." --- copied
Oh and P.S. Tom and I don't live near the area of Buffalo where you may have heard there were riots. Naomi lives nearer there, but she says she worries more about Tom and me than herself since our town has the worse year-around reputation. But so far, they're behaving well!
Yet of course, we'd all appreciate your prayers and I'll continue to pray for each of you, my readers.
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Over the weekend Tom and I watched 3 superhero movies. They help when we wonder if we can stand strong amongst so much evil. They really do.
And last night we saw Iron Will after many years. Also inspiring for these days. (Watched it via Disney Plus).
And as I wrote at Facebook--
Becoming bitter (permanently angry) is a form of giving-up. Please don't go there! Rest. Refresh. Then return to the battle and this time? Don't stare at the evil, but rather, search for God in the brave, the wise, the heroes. Fight alongside them. Keep searching with all your heart then surely you'll find God, Himself--and He will make you strong.
"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15