Remaining Relevant

by Jul 24, 2020Devotional0 comments

Proverbs 2:9 Then you will understand righteousness, justice, and integrity — every good path.

      Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Don’t give up. Remain relevant to your faith in the Lord and honour your brothers and sisters in Christ. We are going through some big changes during this everlearning season of the pandemic. Some have become disoriented because things are not as they used to be. Don’t fear, but focus on what you can do.  
      A lot of church buildings have had their doors closed to congregational services because of the virus protocols and regulations. Some people have used this as an excuse to cop-out from serving the Lord. As if the only commitment needed to make God happy was showing up at a church service every once in a while. What shallow and immature thinking this is. Heb. 5:12 You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word. You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food.
      We the people of the Lord are the church. There is no time in our lives once Jesus resides in our heart, that we are not serving God. If history has taught us anything about serving the Lord, it is that there are no days off from Christianity under the authority of Christ. It is eternal life now. Therefore, we have to remain relevant during these uncertain times. This is not a new event that caught God off guard. 1 Sam 3:1b In those days the word of the LORD was rare and prophetic visions were not widespread.
      We should be grateful to have been handed an opportunity to use the spiritual skills that God has been honing within us throughout our covenanted life with Him. God does not seem to be fretting that we are all going to fall flat on our faces, and revert to secularism. No saints! The Lord trusts in our desire to look to God for direction. We have the Holy Spirit guiding us as He did for the saints during the past centuries of wars, famines, and plagues. 
      History reveals that those who remained relevant ended up leading some of the world’s greatest revivals. From the Awakenings of the seventeenth century to the Welsh and Azusa Street revivals, God used the people who were submitted to Him and ready for the change that history was birthing. Isa. 43:19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
      Don’t use these times as an excuse to shirk off your responsibility to the Lord like some delinquent child squandering opportunities. Take this time to press into His word, and gather together wherever we can in accountable fellowship to keep on maturing in our faith. This will assure that our path is clear even in all the uncertainties of life that are happening right now. Prov. 2:9 Then you will understand righteousness, justice, and integrity — every good path.
      A lot of the religious structures that we got used to may not be coming back, and that is a good thing. We are to remain relevant to our time and the only way to do this is to remain in Christ. Even though church doors may be locked, that does not mean we are to forsake the gathering of the saints as some have done. Heb. 10:25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. 
      Remain relevant in the faith, and keep the doors open so to speak. Find a way to meet, support, uphold, and pray for each other. Whether it is a homegroup, parking lot meeting, breakfast-club, beach-gathering or in a sports-field. Keep in touch with each other and intercede for one another while giving thanks to God. This is the will of God for us. 1Thes 5:18 In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Blessings to us all and may we remain relevant.
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