Faithfulness in a lockdown

Faithfulness in a lockdown

ʜᴏᴡ ʜᴀs ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴏᴄᴋᴅᴏᴡɴ ʙᴇᴇɴ ғᴏʀ ʏᴏᴜ? ᴇsᴘᴇᴄɪᴀʟʟʏ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀʀᴇᴀ ᴏғ ᴡᴏʀᴋ ᴀɴᴅ sᴛᴜᴅɪᴇs⠀

ɪɴ ᴛʜɪs sᴇᴀsᴏɴ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴀʟʟ ᴛʜᴇ ɴᴏɪsᴇ ɢᴏɪɴɢ ᴀʀᴏᴜɴᴅ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ғᴇᴀʀ ғᴏʟᴋs ᴀʀᴇ ᴘᴜᴛᴛɪɴɢ ᴏᴜᴛ, ɪᴛ’s ᴇᴀsʏ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛᴇᴍᴘᴛɪɴɢ to ғɪx ᴏᴜʀ ғᴏᴄᴜs ᴏɴ sᴏᴍᴇᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ɪsɴ’ᴛ ᴛᴏᴏ sᴇʀɪᴏᴜs, sᴏᴍᴇᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ ᴅɪsᴛʀᴀᴄᴛ ᴜs ғʀᴏᴍ ᴛʜᴇ ғᴇᴀʀ ᴀɴᴅ ɪɴ ᴀ ʙɪᴅ ᴛᴏ ᴅᴏ ᴛʜᴀᴛ, ᴡᴇ ᴛᴜʀɴ ᴏᴜʀ ᴀᴛᴛᴇɴᴛɪᴏɴ ᴏɴ ᴛʜɪɴɢs ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴡɪʟʟ ғɪʟʟ ᴏᴜʀ ᴛɪᴍᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ᴍᴀᴋᴇ ᴜs ʟᴀᴜɢʜ ʙᴜᴛ ᴍɪɢʜᴛ ɴᴏᴛ ʏɪᴇʟᴅ ᴀɴʏ ᴍᴀᴊᴏʀ ᴘᴏsɪᴛɪᴠᴇ ᴅɪғғᴇʀᴇɴᴄᴇ ɪɴ ᴏᴜʀ ʟɪғᴇ ⠀

ᴛʜɪɴɢs ʟɪᴋᴇ ᴀʟʟ ᴛʜᴇ ᴘʟᴇɴᴛʏ ᴄʜᴀʟʟᴇɴɢᴇs ᴀɴᴅ ɢᴀᴍᴇs ɢᴏɪɴɢ ᴏɴ⠀

That is not to say that participating in the challenges and games are wrong. ɴᴏᴛ ᴀᴛ ᴀʟʟ. ᴀғᴛᴇʀ ᴀʟʟ, ᴀʟʟ ᴡᴏʀᴋ ᴀɴᴅ ɴᴏ ᴘʟᴀʏ ᴍᴀᴋᴇs ᴊᴀᴄᴋ ᴀ ʙᴏʀɪɴɢ ɢᴜʏ. ᴀɴᴅ ʙᴏʀɪɴɢ ɪsɴ’ᴛ ɢᴏᴏᴅ ᴀᴛ ᴀʟʟ. ʙᴜᴛ ʏᴏᴜ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴍᴀᴋᴇ sᴜʀᴇ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴡʜᴀᴛᴇᴠᴇʀ ʏᴏᴜ ᴅᴏ ʜᴀs ʙᴏᴜɴᴅᴀʀɪᴇs sᴇᴛ ᴛᴏ ɪᴛ. ⠀

ᴄᴏʟᴏssɪᴀɴs 3:23-24 sᴀʏs ‘ᴀɴᴅ ᴡʜᴀᴛᴇᴠᴇʀ ʏᴏᴜ ᴅᴏ, ᴅᴏ ɪᴛ ʜᴇᴀʀᴛɪʟʏ, ᴀs ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴏʀᴅ ᴀɴᴅ ɴᴏᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴍᴇɴ, ᴋɴᴏᴡɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ғʀᴏᴍ ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴏʀᴅ ʏᴏᴜ ᴡɪʟʟ ʀᴇᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ʀᴇᴡᴀʀᴅ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ɪɴʜᴇʀɪᴛᴀɴᴄᴇ; ғᴏʀ ʏᴏᴜ sᴇʀᴠᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴏʀᴅ ᴄʜʀɪsᴛ.’ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ᴛʜɪs ᴍᴇᴀɴs ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴀᴛ ᴀʟʟ ᴛɪᴍᴇs ʏᴏᴜ sʜᴏᴜʟᴅ ᴅᴏ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴡᴏʀᴋ ʟɪᴋᴇ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴡᴏʀᴋɪɴɢ ғᴏʀ ɢᴏᴅ ᴀɴᴅ ɢᴏᴅ ɪs ᴛʜᴇ ᴏɴᴇ ᴘᴀʏɪɴɢ ʏᴏᴜʀ sᴀʟᴀʀʏ ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜsᴇ ʜᴇ ɪs ᴀᴄᴛᴜᴀʟʟʏ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴍᴀɪɴ ʙᴏss⠀

sᴏ ʜᴏᴡ ᴅᴏᴇs ɪᴛ ᴛʀᴀɴsʟᴀᴛᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴜs?⠀

ᴀʟᴏᴛ ᴏғ ᴜs ᴀʀᴇ ᴡᴏʀᴋɪɴɢ ғʀᴏᴍ ʜᴏᴍᴇ, ɪғ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ɪs ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴀsᴇ, ʙᴇ sᴜʀᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴅᴏ ʏᴏᴜʀ ʙɪᴛ ᴀs ᴍᴜᴄʜ ᴀs ʏᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ. ʙᴇ ғᴀɪᴛʜғᴜʟ. ⠀

sᴏᴍᴇ ᴏғ ᴜs ᴡᴏʀᴋ ғᴏʀ ᴏᴜʀsᴇʟᴠᴇs.  ɪғ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ɪs ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴀsᴇ, ᴇɴsᴜʀᴇ ʏᴏᴜ ᴅᴇʟɪᴠᴇʀ ᴏɴ ᴡʜᴀᴛᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴘʀᴏᴍɪsᴇs ᴏʀ ᴄᴏɴᴛʀᴀᴄᴛs ʏᴏᴜ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴍᴀᴅᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇᴠᴇɴᴛ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ʏᴏᴜ ᴜɴᴀʙʟᴇ ᴛᴏ, ᴇɴsᴜʀᴇ ʏᴏᴜ ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴜɴɪᴄᴀᴛᴇ ᴀᴘᴘʀᴏᴘʀɪᴀᴛᴇʟʏ ᴀɴᴅ ɢᴇᴛ ᴀ ғᴇᴇᴅʙᴀᴄᴋ.  ʙᴇ ғᴀɪᴛʜғᴜʟ ⠀

ɪғ ʏᴏᴜ’ʀᴇ ɪɴ sᴄʜᴏᴏʟ ᴏʀ ᴅᴏɪɴɢ ᴀɴʏ sᴛᴜᴅɪᴇs, ᴛʜɪs ɪs ᴀɴ ᴇxᴛʀᴀ ᴛɪᴍᴇ ᴛᴏ ʀᴇᴀᴅ ᴀɴᴅ ᴅᴏᴜʙʟᴇ ᴜᴘ sᴏ ᴀs ʏᴏᴜ ᴀsᴋ ɢᴏᴅ ғᴏʀ ɢᴏᴏᴅ ɢʀᴀᴅᴇs, ʏᴏᴜ ᴅᴏ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴘᴀʀᴛ. ʙᴇ ғᴀɪᴛʜғᴜʟ ⠀

ᴡʜᴀᴛᴇᴠᴇʀ ʏᴏᴜ ᴅᴏ, ᴅᴏɴᴛ ʟᴇᴛ ᴛʜɪs ʟᴏᴄᴋᴅᴏᴡɴ ʙᴇ ᴀɴ ᴇxᴄᴜsᴇ ғᴏʀ ʟᴀᴢɪɴᴇss ᴏʀ ᴜɴᴘʀᴏᴅᴜᴄᴛɪᴠɪᴛʏ.⠀

ʙʏ ᴀʟʟ ᴍᴇᴀɴs ᴘʟᴀʏ ᴀɴᴅ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ғᴜɴ. ʀᴇsᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛᴀᴋᴇ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴠɪᴛᴀᴍɪɴs ᴛᴏᴏ. ʙᴜᴛ ᴀs ʏᴏᴜ ᴅᴏ ᴀʟʟ ᴛʜᴇsᴇ, ʀᴇᴍᴇᴍʙᴇʀ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇsᴇ ᴅᴀʏs ᴀʀᴇ sᴛɪʟʟ ᴘᴀʀᴛ ᴏғ ᴏᴜʀ ɴᴜᴍʙᴇʀᴇᴅ ᴅᴀʏs sᴏ ᴡᴇ ᴏᴜɢʜᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴀᴘᴘʟʏ ᴏᴜʀ ʜᴇᴀʀᴛs ᴛᴏ ᴡɪsᴅᴏᴍ.⠀

ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴀɴ ᴀᴍᴀᴢɪɴɢ sᴜᴘᴇʀ ᴘʀᴏᴅᴜᴄᴛɪᴠᴇ ᴡᴇᴇᴋ⠀

ɢᴏᴅ ʙʟᴇss ʏᴏᴜ⠀


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