The battles rage around the world; we seeing people dying before our eyes via TV. The untruths are rampant flying over the digital wires, blaring from the networks. Government officials leave us baffled, and we wonder at their corruptness. Children are rebellious, lacking self-control. Why? Because their parents act the same way, screaming and yelling at them like they are unworthy. Who wouldn’t rebel? It is mankind’s tendency to reject authority and want to be god of their life. Many see no need for a higher power, or God as I call him. They think this world is all they have, and by golly, if this is it, it’s going to be my way. This is a nation that puts pleasure high on their “I want list,” and forsakes the church even though they may believe. Alas, it is not enough for even the devil believes in God. The prisons are overflowing and there isn’t any justice in our courts.
The days predicted in 2 Timothy 3:1-5 have arrived: “Remember that there will be difficult times in the last days. People will be selfish, greedy, boastful, and conceited; they will be insulting, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, and irreligious; slanders, violent, and fierce; they will be treacherous, reckless, and swollen with pride; they will love pleasure rather than God; they will hold to the outward form of our religion, but reject its real power. Keep away from such people.” GNB
It is heartbreaking, but God’s Word forewarned us. This is a difficult time to live in for the good people of this land and for God’s people. To those who do good without acknowledging God, I tell you it is not enough. Dig deep into the Scriptures and surrender your life to Jesus Christ, the way, the truth, and the life. (John 14:6) Look at the scientific evidence that has been gathered that gives credence’s to biblical stories. If Timothy called it the last days, then time is short. Don’t delay.
But I say to God’s people, there is a way to percolate in peace, in spite of all the turmoil. First of all, don’t embrace a 24/7 schedule of news broadcasts. Stay alert to what is going on in the world so you know how to pray for the world and those in authority. Instead, spend more time in prayer, reading God’s Word and other Christian literature. Get your eyes off a world in chaos and focus on how you can be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ. I look at my community and my church and I see many who need a kind word, a home-cooked meal, and a helping hand. Then your family needs you to pray for them, your friends need your prayers along with the sick, the schools, and the world. There are a million things you can pray about, and don’t forget to thank God for your blessings too: The miracles of our bodies, the conveniences of our home, family, friends, finances (big or little), freedom, and our world.
The more time you spend in prayer and Bible study, the more you will be filled with the fruit of the Spirit. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 NIV.
Now I ask you, do you want to be stewed in stress, salted with anxiety, and left in misery, or do you want to know the peace that passeth all understanding and is promised to us? (Philippians 4:7) I highly recommend that you percolate in peace. God bless you my friend.