New Normal – Ground Hog Day

Well, it’s day 22 of our Stay at Home order. As of tomorrow, 15 days to go – that’s if they don’t extend the order. I do hope everyone had a nice Easter weekend. My husband and I attended a drive-in service at our church. It was a different. Afterwards, we took a drive out to Kerrville, to see the The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden. I love it up there. It’s a very relaxing place to pray and meditate. We’ve been up there a few times. The times we’ve been, I have always felt a peacefulness.  Almost, as if the Spirit of God walked about comforting the soul. As we sat along that stonewall, looking up at the cross I couldn’t help but feel a void. I thought it odd considering there was a few people there. Surely they all had God on their mind. Then I remembered it was Easter Sunday. 

My husband and I were watching The Curse of Oak Island. I wonder, “Will they ever find buried treasure?” I don’t know, but it would be awesome if they did. Modern day treasure hunting – gotta love it. It’s a hobby we cannot afford. But, with so much time available I decided to try a couple of new hobbies, sewing and learning to play the keyboard. We still have a couple of weeks to go. Both of us have several projects that we’ve been working on and still, we need something to break the monotony, so something new works. I am missing our road trips. Yes. We love to take road trips. We love to take pictures of God’s beautiful creations. But all our hobbies cannot replace that thrill.

Anyway, I am just sitting here looking at my phone cover, thinking it’s time for a new one. And my husband looks deep in thought. But, he says he’s not thinking about anything. Even with different stuff to keep us busy every day seems to feel like the day before. Like in that movie, Ground Hog Day, with Bill Murray. It’s funny.

One sure plus about this new way of life is that it has made me reexamine my walk with the Lord. And it’s something I do often, but still my question is, “What is it that the Lord has required of me?” He commanded all believers to share the good news of salvation. And most believers are not born to be vessels of gold, or silver. But we are called to be vessels of God. In whatever capacity God chooses to use believers, every one of us is essential to His purpose.

2 Timothy 2: 19-22 ”
Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”

But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work. Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

During this time of closed church doors, silence in the streets and no place to gather. God has given every righteous believer a message. Scripture tells us that God would have spared Sodom and Gomorrah had He found 10 righteous people in the city. But 10 could not be found. When it came time, Lot was dallying, so the angels had to grab him and his wife and daughters and take them out of the city.

The Lord is revealing so much to me. And the message is clear. Will God find any righteous people when He returns? Will He find 10 righteous people? God will spare the wicked for the sake of the righteous. But where are the righteous people?

Jesus said in Matthew 22:36-40
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

As soon as I get the message nice and clear I will share it. Y’all be blessed.

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