Do you wonder how long it will be before the Shelter at Home is lifted? When all the businesses can open and function as needed? When you can get that desperately needed haircut?
More and more people are chomping at the bit to get back to life as we want to live it; the way we think we need it to be.
But there are regulations mandated to keep us from life as normal. What’s the consequences of blatantly disregarding physical distancing? Will you be thrown in jail? Fined? Do the regulations cause you to fear punishment over taking matters in your own hands?
Many people will carefully obey the regulations. Others will take their chances weighing personal freedoms against what they perceive as overstepping government.
How do we live as children of God? What is my personal responsibility?
We certainly need to be listening to the Holy Spirit and following His leading!
As Paul says in Romans 7:19: “My human nature is filled with sin. My human nature prevents me doing the good that I want to do. Instead I do the evil I don’t want to do! What a miserable creature I am!””
He wants to do the right thing but human nature is bent on sinning and destruction. Clearly laws and regulations aren’t enough to make us do the good we need to do, to live in freedom from slavery to sin. But what’s the solution?
Romans 8:1 “There is no longer any condemnation awaiting those who are in union with the Lord Jesus Christ…”
Jesus’ death paid the price and has set me free from the law that couldn’t accomplish freedom from sin and death. The law lacks the power to make the old nature cooperate!
Only Jesus’ blood and death has set us free from the law. When we set our minds on doing things “my way” we are ruled by sin. 8:6 Having our minds controlled by the HS is life and peace!
If you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your savior, the one who died to pay the price and set us free from sin the Holy Spirit lives in you and the Holy Spirit is giving life because God considers you righteous! The Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from the dead is living in your, then the One who raised Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies!
We don’t owe a thing to our human nature!!!
14 All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s children! 15 We’re no longer slaves to fear. Holy Spirit living in us lets us cry out “Dear Father”
We don’t know the road ahead, what lays around the corner from May. What we can do is pray for sensitivity to the guidance and leading of the Holy Spirit! We need to be praying for release from false hopes and expectations, to make plans and live day to day always realigning our focus to listen to the Holy Spirit, to align with God and follow the openings and paths that God’s provides.