This past week, over and over I am seeing the reminder to not be selfish, to not be self-centered, and to extend God’s love selflessly. I know that it’s a fight during normal times. When fear is pounding on our door demanding to come in, the easiest thing is to shove everything in front of it so that the door has no hope of opening. We need to remember Who the Master of our house is.
In the moments when I let myself think on the “What if” that is circling, I think of what would happen if I got sick and then I immediately think of what would happen if my children got sick. They’re so young they don’t understand what’s going on. Honestly, I am more concerned on their behalf than my own. I wonder what would happen if my husband had to stay home, how would our income be affected as he’s the only one that works. In those moments I have to remind myself that God is the source of our income, my husband’s job is merely the outlet He provides it to us.
God is the Master of our house. His power is bigger than that of fear. God does not allow one door to close without opening another. He will not stop providing for us no matter what. If it seems like you have nothing or are coming upon a lack of something, rely on God. The outsource may change, but God’s provision will not.
If you have plenty to give, I encourage you to reach out and find someone who is in need. Perhaps you are the outlet that God wishes to provide through. Do not let the fear pounding at the door keep you from opening it to help others. Remember that fear cannot stand in the presence of God and when it gets a look at Who resides in our hearts and home, fear will quake.
We are God’s disciples, His followers called by His name. It is up to us to make Him known before all. (Col. 4:5) It is our calling to be what and where He needs us to be for those who need Him. Even in times of chaos, of uncertainty, and of fear. We are not of those things. We are of Peace, of Steadfastness, and of Courage. We are of Mercy and Wisdom and Grace. We are of God and no power on this earth can contain us when God calls us to move. Church, God has called us into motion. Now let’s move.
For God will never give you the spirit of fear, but the Holy Spirit who gives you mighty power, love, and self control.2 Tim. 1:7 (the passion translation)