We Have 3 Mandates as Christians (always, but especially right now)

Thank God we have a place to go when we stumble. Even in the midst of physical distance there is still so much we can do or think that is not according to God’s plan for or lives.

Our two commandments are to love our God with all of oneself and to love all people as we do ourselves.

So during this time we still have the mandate to keep our relationship with God free from the cloud of sin.

And we have the mandate to take care of ourselves and others by practicing safe distancing and reducing our trips to town.

Then we also have the mandate to take care of ourselves mentally so that we can respond to others lovingly even when the walls around us seem to be closing in and not spacious enough.

Worry is a form of a lack of trust in God. Yes we should be protective, wise, and cautious –but place your faith and trust in God once you have done all you can.

Anger, resentments, un-dealt with frustrations with family members, out bursts, numbing out and being lazy, gossip, selfishness, lack of compassion, even not being wise in how we protect ourselves right now...all these are against God’s will for our lives = They are sin.

Don’t let these things build up and produce a spiritual cloud over your relationship with the Lord.

Deal with them. Hand them over. Confess and ask for help in these areas.

1 John 2: 1-2 My children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous. He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins- and not only our sins but the sins of all the world.

1 John 1:8-10 If we claim we have no sin (even during covid 19), we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word had no place in our hearts.

Daily we need to protect our relationship with the Lord, so we can access His peace and joy. Let’s keep our hearts and minds in the light as we have been set free from darkness.

Until Next Time~

Blessings, Kate