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Coffee and God: Living Life on God’s Terms

Hey all!

Last Sunday of the month so it’s coffee and God time.

As I was running this morning, I kept thinking about our lives right now.

Everyone keeps saying how this will change our lives forever. I say only if you let it.

When the Spanish Influenza hit, everything went back to normal. So too after the Black Plague and every other disease humans have battled for millenia.

We humans have a very short memory. This, too, shall pass.

I don’t think this will ever happen again. That is why the stay-at-home order have been extended in some places. No one ever remembers (again, our memories are short) Newton’s Third Law of Motion: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. No one thought we’d enter a recession to rival 2008. No one thought we could come close to a depression like The Great Depression. Therein lies the problem: no one thought; they only reacted.

All that aside, my point is this: you can’t stop people from living. Our lives on this side of eternity are but a blip in time. God snaps his fingers faster than we live. Our days are numbered, and no one knows when God calls us home except God.

You can’t stop people from living life to the fullest every day they are given because for all we know, it could be our last. And do you want your last day to be stuck in your home because a government, which is intangible, tells you to? Or do you want to live your live on your own terms, taking risks and chances, hugging people and loving people? Or do you want to stay 6 feet apart for the rest of your life?

Pretty sure I know God’s answer to that one.

The fact of the matter is this: God calls you when He wants you. Whether that’s from a virus, a traffic accident, or from old age, we don’t have any control over the matter. We need to let go of the need to try and control viruses and life. Give it to God. That is His job. Our job is merely to reflect His glory in living. Can we do that shut up in our homes, not at church, not in the community, not at our jobs, or not even walking our dogs?

Taking precautions are necessary, but not to the point where life stops. Humans were meant to live for however many days God grants us. And no one can say otherwise.

God bless each and every one of you!

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BSF Study Questions Acts Lesson 30: Lesson Review for Acts & Letters of the Apostles

Lesson 30 is all about what you learned from the study of Acts.

To be honest, I’m unsure. Sorry I can’t be more helpful than that.

My life (as have most of ours) has been consumed with the effects the coronavirus is having on our world and how it is impacting our lives. Right now, it’s about doing what I need to do to keep myself mentally, physically, and spiritually strong and to keep my family going as well. This has entailed a lot of prayer as my job and my husband’s pay has been cut. It’s about making it through till May where hopefully the world can go back to normal. It’s about praying that I don’t get furloughed and my husband doesn’t get laid off. It’s about surviving and enduring, to be honest.

In that respect, we’ve all got to experience a bit of what Paul went through with the challenges and battles he faced. It’s given us all a greater appreciation for our lives before the coronavirus. This will change us all for a while at least — and I’m unsure if it will be for the good.

Pray, trust, believe that God has got this.

God is much more powerful that a stupid, microscopic organism, which He is in control of.

Take every day as it comes; that’s all you can do.

Remember the beauty in this world. It will get you through.

End Note:

Next year, we head back to the Old Testament to the book of Genesis. I am unsure what I will do this summer. I truly cannot think that far ahead at this time.