Child of the King
Good morning brothers and sisters! I hope you are having a great day so far and just can’t help but fall in love with Jesus today. He is so good! Even in the midst of trial and tragedy. Even in the middle of our greatest fears, in the middle of our deepest hurts.
I know, I know – so much easier said than done. It’s not normal – it doesn’t match up with typical human nature to take a perspective like that. But that is what is so great about my God – He is better than normal, and He out does anything that my small mind can fathom.
I was recently watching a video of a group of people worshiping at an evacuation center in Houston. If you have not seen this video yet, go do that real quick then come back. Here is a link to that: https://www.toddstarnes.com/column/king-jesus-revival-breaks-out-in-texas-evacuation-center
All right, you’re back! Or you never left… either way, I’m glad you are here.
Isn’t that video so awesome? To see that our God is NOT out on the sidelines just watching His children suffer and hurt alone. Instead, He is inside His children and sending them all over the Houston area to spread love, joy, and restoration.
If you are ever looking for God in a storm in your life, start looking to the middle because that is right where He will be.
Last week, I wrote about having joy, and that included in the worst times of our life. This post is very similar to that, but we are going to take it a step further. We have the chance to show our joy and to share it!
This makes me think about a story from the Bible about Paul and Silas worshiping in their prison cells. Go take a look at it real quick: Acts 16:16-40.
It’s amazing! Right there in the prison – after being severely beaten and all hope should have been lost – Paul and Silas continued to keep their gaze on Heaven and worshiped their King. Not only that, but they let their joy be visible for others to see and to know the glory of the Lord.
That’s what I love about the worshipers from the video – they were just sharing the joy and the love that they already have in Jesus. There was a clear understanding in that group that God is greater, and there was a purpose for this storm.
So I would like to encourage you today. Take time to stop and pray for those who were affected by the hurricane in Houston and all along the coast, as well as those who are dealing with all of the wildfires. After that, spend a moment just praising Jesus. Who cares who is around or what others think? We have a cup that is overflowing with joy and we have to let it flow! Bless the name of the Lord today, and let others know where hope can be found.
I hope you all have an awesome week and see God do mighty things. Jesus loves you!