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Don’t Waste These Moments

Posted on March 30, 2020 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

Just think about how different our world has become in less than a month:

People hoarding toilet paper – I will never understand this one!!!

Food shortages in the grocery story – Some of our seniors are going to be eating Mac and Cheese for the next two years

The Boardwalks are closing because people have not practiced social distancing

Most people made fun of or criticized families that have been homeschoolers – Now most of our country is being homeschooled

We are learning out to use technology to interact with our family and friends. I read of a grandfather who is teaching his grands how to play chess over Zoom.

Musicians whose concert ministries that were drastically slowing down, are now doing free online concerts and can do offer their product on-line.

Chic-Fil-A has taken its drive-through services in a new direction and has set the standard for how to still serve with excellence. My son-in-law said that if the Federal wants to streamline drive through Covid-19 service, set Chic-Fil-A to handle it, and it will all be done by midnight.

And just think … the past couple of Sundays, my guess is that there were more people in church globally through the internet than there are in real-time most Sundays.

These are unprecedented times, my brothers. We have several options:

Pull the covers up and not get out of bed because we are so distraught

Look for ways to drown our fears and anxieties with all kinds of addictive substances and activities

Become angry and lash out at everyone because things are so bad

And unfortunately, some will decide enough is enough and consider suicide

OR

We can redeem the time by digging deeper into the Word. Now would be a good time to start a Bible reading plan. If you are a tech person, download the YouVersion app. There are hundreds of Bible Reading plans.

Take advantage of teaching resources online. You can join Right Now Media through America’s Keswick and enjoy thousands of teaching videos and movies for your kids. Send me an email with your name and email address, and we will sign you up for this free service!!! (bwelte@americaskeswick.org)

Text Bible verses to your family, friends, and especially your kids and grandkids. You can do that right from your YouVersion app. I send out verses to fifty friends every day.

Write an actual letter to a friend or family member. They may faint and have to call 911.

Journal about the goodness of God in the midst of these momentary and light afflictions. And remember, a good portion of our world doesn’t have nearly the money, food, housing, or the technology that we enjoy without even given a thought about it.

We can waste this time and give up in despair, or we can use these times to draw us closer to the Lord and each other.

Send me your ideas, and I will share them

In His grip,

Bill Welte, President/CEO
America’s Keswick

Written by Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 11 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.


Think About This: “If your hope cannot outlast you, how can it sustain you?”- Ray Ortlund

The Daily Bible Reading: 2 Kings 8-12| You can download our 2020 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His [a]mercy endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy –Psalm 107:1-2

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.

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