Let Us Pray
Not to long ago I wrote a book entitled Rock-Solid Living In A Quicksand World-Rewind: Stepping Stones For Victorious Christ Centered Living. Well, we are in a pandemic, and many people are really scared! I am not. Why? Because I believe — and have proven every word — that Jesus teachings, especially in the Sermon on The Mount, give us a foundation for unshakeable lives. (Matthew 7: 24-27) Now, more than ever, we need the solid foundation that only Jesus, and His teachings can provide.
So, why not go get your own copy of this life sustaining, and life changing, Holy Spirit empowering book. Just click on the video, at the bottom of this page, for more information, and on how to get you own personal hardback, paperback or ebook version. You will be glad you did.
Watch the video, and learn where you can buy the book. It can be purchased online. Or it can be ordered through brick and mortar stores like Books a Million Apple-Itunes, and even Amazon, and it can be purchased by other stores.
Please Be Careful When Ordering
Please, if you choose Amazon, be careful not to confuse this book with the first one of a similar title called Rock-Solid Living In A Quicksand World. Be sure the book has “Rewind” in the title. The new book has the “Pearls of Wisdom” needed (in each chapter) to really grasp the book’s teachings from Jesus, and they help you experience a life transformed.
Something You Can Do Using Pearls of Wisdom.
You can actually do a virtual small group using Zoom or using other media like Skype. Yes, while you are practicing “social distancing.” You simply read a chapter, and gather, online, to discuss the Pearls of Wisdom. You will be glad you did. Don’t let the C.O.V.I.D – 19 throw you, and rob you of living a full life. Christ Over Viruses & Infectious Disease is a certainty, in this life, and in the world to come, where there is NO such thing. Jesus, and His teachings, are foundational for your personal life, our State’s life, our nation’s life and for the entire world!
How To Be
Be a person who can surely live by these facts: “On Christ The Solid Rock I Stand! All Other Ground Is Sinking Sand!” Don’t just sing this song. Get this book, read it, study it, and as Jesus says, make it your life’s Foundation. NOTHING will ever again keep you from being strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Don’t just read it. Heed it. Take time out to think about what Jesus is saying about how to live on a solid foundation each day. Embrace the teachings, and then daily practice them. When you know the truth, the truth will set you free.
Practicing Anxious Negative Insight Continually
We are in a pandemic, the word sounds scary just like a lot of the news today sounds scary. Pandemic just means an epidemic that has become global, and it doesn’t say how virulent a bug really is. In this little chat, I hope to help you get some perspective: For example, how often are you thinking about the Flu? You know what I am talking about, don’t you? I am talking about that yearly Flu virus for which we get Flu shots. But you rarely hear about it. You certainly don’t see people getting in a panic, cleaning out all the stores, hoarding supplies, even toilet paper (what’s with that) and getting all the cash out they can out of the bank. Why? Well, the Flu is simply something we live with annually. It’s NO big deal. Right?
Brief Comparison of The Flu Virus To Covid-19 Virus
While it’s true the Flu bug doesn’t get us all excited, along comes this new coronavirus, and it makes wall to wall news that is reported night and day! The most powerful people from the private and public sector are continually on camera, and it seems the world has gone crazy. People all over are getting freaked out. They are bolting into what I call P.A.N.I.C: They Practice Anxious Negative Insight. Continually. The facts are presented by the authorities, which should be enough to give us guidance, and yet still people find things, on the internet, that are blatantly UNTRUE; nevertheless they cling, as if their faulty information is gospel, and they pass it on. Which causes others to be in a P.A.N.I.C. with them. It is contagious!
So, without going into millions of details, here are some basic absolutely true facts direct from the CDC. By the way, you can go to the CDC website yourself and stay up to date. First, let’s look at the Coronavirus or COVID-19. As of the writing of this web log, 7,038 people, in the USA, have contracted this virus. The numbers will go up because we are getting more testing capability. As of the writing of this web log, 97 have died.
What about the Flu? There have been 36,000,000 cases. The most recent data I can find, on the CDC web page is also: 370,000 hospitalized, and 22,000 deaths. I find it more than a little interesting that we can have 36,000,000 people get the Flu, and 370,000 of these are hospitalized, and more importantly, 22,000 die, and very little is said on our news channels. There really is no comparison between these two viruses. We really need to get it together as we think about these matters. God will help you and me, if we simply focus the locus of our focus on Him. He can make all the difference in the world in our world. He can give us grace and peace, if we let Him.
I Am Hoping
Like I say, I am writing this to simply hopefully help calm people’s fears by helping people gain perspective. I know some will still P.A.N.I.C. Some will still Practice Anxious Negative Insights Continually. Some will do, as some have already done. They will make this personal and call names, and they will be miserable, but I will simply delete their tirades. I am hoping you can be a person of prayer, and I hope you can cast all your anxieties on God because God cares about you. I hope you hear Jesus speak to your hearts and your minds. I am hoping you can hear Jesus tell you personally “Peace … be still.” I hope you can experience the Psalmist telling you key wisdom in Psalm 46. I am hoping you can “Be still and experience God.” I am hoping, especially if you are a Christ Follower, to know that God does NOT give to us the spirit of fear, but of power, an of love and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV)
Please find your peace with God, the God of peace and be at peace. Please gain some balance by gaining a healthy perspective from accurate information, and please Don’t P.A.N.I.C.