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!

8 thoughts on “Coffee and God: Living Life on God’s Terms

  1. Thank you for this timely post! I needed to read this today because of all the negative things I hear people saying. You really nailed the points I have been feeling.

  2. I appreciate the positivity in your post. There is so much negativity now. I am also glad that you mentioned taking precautions while living life. The combination of both will get us out of our homes.

  3. Atoz,
    You know that I am one of your biggest fans. I agree where you say “taking precautions are necessary but not to the point where life stops”. However, going out ahead of time and not following the guidelines would be for many like committing suicide.

    God allows something like this virus for a reason but to be reckless is not our decision to make. He gave us a brain.

    My thoughts are to wait and see what the guidelines are. I am sure that they will be more relaxed as the medical experts review the data.

    A wonderful time to pause in our lives and spend time with our families. A time to be still and know there is a God knowing He is in control.

    I agree that this too shall pass.

  4. This will happen agsin. Life has changed. You dont know what changed after those long ago plagues. Probably better hygiene.. Hopefully we will appreciate our lives and essential workers better. I am living life to the fulliest cause i get to talk to my Lord every day. Life is what you make it. Stuff doesn’t matter. God bless.

  5. Thank you!

    Excellent post! I miss your BSF blogs! Hope you’ll do it next year.

    Joyce McDowell

  6. I am not afraid! Because, I know God is with me, but I need to be cousios, I am going to go out when I feel it is safe to go out, not being pressured by a cult or a group of people telling me what to do.
    We are in the same storm, but not on the same boat.
    Some said, you are eager to go out, but look at the homeless, they would like to be shelter in place in their own home.
    Keep praying for the kids in cages and their parents, neither know what if they dead or alive.
    I seek wisdom from the Lord, I am not a dove nor a sheep.

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