This morning when I awoke I heard the Lord speak to my heart, “Are you through with being intimidated by the Coronavirus? Are you ready for peace to be back in your home?” I said, ” Lord, I do believe I have allowed this to consume us. Our home is not walking by faith. How do I fix this?” Here is what He told me:
1. Turn off the TV!
The 24-hour news cycle that reminds us every day the world is doomed. We must quit paying them to defeat our faith. The airwaves in your home will disrupt your spiritual AIR-WAY! Job 33:4, “The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life!” It is time to breathe again! God has got this! It’s time to wait on the goodness of the Lord! Fear corrodes our confidence in God’s goodness. “ So why would I fear the future? For your goodness and love pursue me all the days of my life. Then afterward, when my life is through, I’ll return to your glorious presence to be forever with you!” (Psalms 23:6)
2. Turn worship music on in your home
and speak PEACE and SAFETY over your home.
Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you.“ Worship restores God’s heart to your dwelling.
“Lord, how wonderful you are! You have stored up so many good things for us, like a treasure chest, heaped up and spilling over with blessings— all for those who honor and worship you! Everybody knows what you can do for those who turn and hide themselves in you.” (Psalms 31:19)
3. Declare & speak Psalm 91 at home
over your family, friends, church, city, and finances.
Especially declare, Psalms 91:3-4, “He will rescue you from every hidden trap of the enemy, and he will protect you from false accusations and any deadly curse. His massive arms are wrapped around you, protecting you. You can run under his covering of majesty and hide. His arms of faithfulness are a shield keeping you from harm.”
4. Take back your God-given authority!
Pray the prayer Authority that Apostle Paul prayed in Ephesians 1:18-23, “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.“
5. Go outside!
Have fun as a family! Use this as a time of peace and solitude. Walk, run, dance, play, and dream! Proverbs 17:22, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” (NIV) Your family is watching you! Be the spiritual thermostat. Psalms 16:11, “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”
Soon this will pass. You, with a smile on your face, will be able to say, “I knew that God could handle this! He is faithful!”
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