Hey friends, how are you today? In my household, we are doing much better today, thank you for asking. Earlier this week, we suspected we had a case of the virus in our house, but thankfully it turned out to be ‘just’ a case of the flu’. Of course, to the one affected, there was nothing ‘just’ about it. She said she felt awful. I said, ‘she said’ because we had her quarantined, ‘because we are NOT trying to get that virus. I know someone is thinking, ‘what a horrible mother’. My child, it gets easier the older they get, trust me.
Gotcha, that’s the kind of mother I would like to be, one day soon. In the meantime, every time her father’s back was turned, she was either in our room or I was in hers, which defeated the whole purpose of being quarantined. Thankfully the virus turned out to be a case of mistaken identify and today, she is back in the classroom. Perhaps it’s a matter of time, before the ‘case’ comes home?
Do you know as Christians we’ve been called to be ‘quarantined’? It’s a case of being ‘set apart’ from everything ungodly. We’ve been commanded to godliness. As you already know, the Lord does not make suggestions, He leaves no room for us to negotiate. He says to be ‘in’ the world not ‘of’ the world. We are to quarantine our hearts and our minds from anything that will cause us to take our eyes away from our Heavenly Father. As we stay in the Word of God and in His presence, we are being renewed and strengthened so that we will not be affected and infected by the viruses of the world.
As Christians, do you know we’ve been given the opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds? ‘In’ the world allows us to see and appreciate the beauty all around us. When we view this world through biblical lens, even the problems that arise as a result of living ‘in’ this world shrink because we know we can trust the promises of the God of the Universe. ‘Of’ the world frees us of the tethers of this world. Because of our relationship with the Lord, we have joy and peace despite the problems. How are you today?
This small gift is for you. It is how I say thank you. Thank you for sticking with me in a year filled with uncertainties. Thank you for your staying power even when the blog posts took unexpected hiatus. Thank you for reading, liking, and commenting on each blog post. Thank you for the sharing of each post. Thank you.
This small gift awards the winner with a sparkly, shiny bracelet from Swarovski, a beautiful face makeup palette from Iconic with brushes and because we are also ‘of’ the world not just ‘in’ there is also this updated book by Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth ‘Lies Women Believe’. Thankfully the Bible remains complete throughout generations, it never needs updating. Anyway, I digress, of course you know I have favored at one time or other everything in this gift.
Now I know that this gift is for the woman and I’m sure even the men can appreciate this fact. In most men’s lives there is a woman somewhere in the equation. There is a mother, wife, sister, friend. So, men, you are not exempted.
Here’s how to participate: This giveaway will run through the month of November, the winner will be selected on December 3. No one is exempted despite where you live. Only comments under this post will be acknowledged for the giveaway, though it may be promoted throughout the month. One entry per person on this post but an additional entry is available on Instagram.
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