If you’re like me, your new circumstances might leave you wondering what day it is.
I’ve had this problem for years. Working on the next day’s edition of the newspaper, I have to stop and think about what day I’m living in, as opposed to the day I’m reporting for.
I might not know what day it is, but I do keep track of the time. I have lived my work life on deadlines for 40ish years.
Earlier in the week, I had a conversation with someone who expressed some regret about not learning more about God sooner in their life. I pointed out that now more than ever, there are all kinds of ways to learn about Him.
In this season where church doors are closed, the faithful have moved out of their buildings and are more bold in some ways than ever before about sharing the Good News every day on the internet.
You can read devotions online, you can watch video sermons and take part in “virtual” altar calls.
And, where technology isn’t an opportunity, there are so many other ways to know more about God. Pray and ask God for understanding as you read your Bible. Ask for the Holy Spirit of God to help you “get it” when you aren’t sure.
The person I was talking with is hungry to know about a lot of things I don’t even know about.
I confessed that, and I added something. “You know, there are a lot of things I don’t know, but I want to know more, and I trust that God will show me.”
That’s the Good News. We don’t have to be scholars. We cannot compare ourselves to others. God does not expect us to know it all. He only asks us to accept Jesus Christ as our Savior and follow Him. And keep following Him.
The hunger for knowing more is an evidence that God is at work in us.
During this Holy Week, my Good News to share is that God has it ALL figured out. Know Jesus and know peace!
2 Timothy 1:9 — He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.
Psalm 62:1 — Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from Him.
Romans 10:10 — For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
Romans 1:16 — For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes...
Acts 4:12 — There is no one else who has the power to save us, for there is only one name to whom God has given authority by which we must experience salvation: the name of Jesus.
— Email Andrea Howe at firstname.lastname@example.org