Facing the Storm

Sometimes I realize that I am listening to lies. Thanks be to God for his help and reminders to take every thought captive!

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Cor 10:5

Just last Sunday as I crawled out of bed to get ready to go to church and dragged myself to the coffee pot, this thought went through my mind – I don’t want to go to church.

In case you haven’t figured it out, I am not a morning person. Keeping that in mind, I am all the more amazed and grateful to God that he caused me to realize that I heard a lie. I did want to go to church. That was simply another one of those crazy thoughts that I needed to take captive.

This realization was better than a cup of coffee. I am grateful to God that he is always imparting grace and truth.

Now we as Floridians are glued to the weather channel and the news as we prepare for a very real impending storm. Are we listening to lies that tempt us to fear? Are we filling our head with news and forgetting to fill it with God’s word? That sure is a temptation. If you’re in line for gas, read the word. Pray without ceasing. If you’re searching for supplies, give an encouragement. People are ready to be encouraged. People need the Lord.

Here are two scriptures that have been on my heart lately. I hope they will encourage you during this time when it is so easy to become anxious.

… My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Cor 12:9

Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Phil 2:4

May you be blessed and be a blessing as we face this storm.

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