WHEN COVID-19 PUTS LIMITS ON OUR LIFE…
You all know me, and I’m seeing the restictions of the COVID-19 virus as an opportunity – over a limitation. This is a great time to teach our family and friends to be champians for Christ. Mark my words, there will be a division in this time. This division I am talking about is one of light and dark and I say…While we cannot change some of the rules put upon us today, we can and do have power over how they affect us.
BE WISE TO WHERE YOU WILL NOT BE ENTERING.
Stay in the light. This will keep you, your family and friends ‘healthy’. This is a beautfiul time to teach peace, wisdom, and the power of the Trinity. Stuck in our home or out on the street…where I and those I lead will NOT be going is into the dark.
If you have children, you have a great opportunity to teach skills they will use for a lifetime. They will be seeing some of their friends and friend’s families having melt downs, getting paniky and disgruntled.
But, you and our spouse can teach your children to lean into God and each other with joy over what you do have, prayers of thanksgiving for your health today, time for your family to play, slow down and connect.
This will be up to you. Parents and children will be compelled to simply replace this homebound time and beautiful opportunity with our noses in our cell phones but I know we will look back at this time… AND JUST HOW WE USE THIS TIME WILL BE PRICELESS.
SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS:
For any of you who have ‘normal’ routines of geting to a resturant on the weekend or purchasing items of need regularly…keep in mind that many small businesses run with a small margin. I think it would be a huge blessing to get online or call to purchase a gift card. This will keep their sales in margin and will be greatly appreciated.
IMMUNO OR RESPIRATORY COMPRIMISED :
It’s a great time to remember these folks. Most likely the senior homes will be in lock down but you can call your loved ones nursing homes and see if you can have one of them stream in a live facetime message to your family. You can make a fun flip card conversation for outside their room window, you can drop off flowers, treats or all sorts of thoughtful things.
Hard to believe but the news might be reporting even more gloom and doom than we have already been having to tune out. I say, mix this info wisely. We need to be informed by the Drs and CDC and the news will do that… but we do not need to be conformed by the news.
Romans 12:2 Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
The only way to let God transform our thoughts is to listen to HIm, be around Him, learn from Him. Spend some extra time doing this during this season of loud negative talkers…they are and will be doing all they can to inform us and sadly sometimes panic us. God is not a God of panic. He is a God of power, healing, peace…
AND THE LIST GOES ON. REST IN HIM.
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8
Niccie Kliegl CLCL, RN