My husband Mike and I watched a movie recently called ‘God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness.‘
In this movie, a Pastor faces a crisis that shakes his faith.
Through this movie, the Lord showed me that we live in a Spiritually storm-prone world.
Think of the hurricanes that affected the U.S. in Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina.
People who live in those coastal regions know that it is possible that a devastating storm could occur at any time.
So they practice disaster preparedness ahead of time because it is a wise thing to do.
Consider the parable about Spiritual disaster preparedness Jesus told in Matthew 7:24-27:
Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”
The same storm befell both people. Rain descended, floods came, and the wind blew severely against both houses.
But did you spot the difference between the two people?
Both people heard God’s word. But only one of them put His word into practice.
That wise person was able to stand when life’s storms came.
This includes remaining emotionally stable, maintaining peace in the midst of the storm.
Here’s the truth: The storms of this world are going to come. They will become more severe. You can see it in the cultural shifts happening every day.
Only the people who heed Jesus’ words and practice them will remain standing.
The rest will fall away.
Remaining faithful in little things trains you to be faithful in major things.
My prayer is that we never forget that life storms are going to come. We can’t get around that. However, what we can do is prepare ourselves for the storm Spiritually.
Let us be diligent in prayer, praise, worship, and putting God’s word into practice in our lives.
This is essential to secure our foundation because we just never know when a storm is going to come!
Be blessed with health, healing and wholeness,
Kimberly Taylor, Author of the Take Back Your Temple program
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