My Dear Brothers and Sisters, we understand just how difficult this moment is for so many of you from all around the world. So many things have not gone the way in which you have perceived them to go, but just remember that God is still in control of all events. Nothing happens by chance, therefore take stock of where you are on this journey through space and time, show kindness to one another, because the race is turly not to the swift, but to those who have seft control, put their best foot forward, practice patience, humble themselves and wait on the Lord will receive the VICTORY as God has promised.
Brothers and Sisters, know this, that you have awakened and been allowed to share this moment in time in which you occupy space—for that—be thankful for the journey. Allow the Spirit within to be the driving force in all you do and say as you interconnect with all of God’s creation that surrounds you at any given moment. As scripture reminds us, “The race is not to the swift; nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, nor favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.” (Ecclesiastes: 9:11; NKJV)
Just for today take a moment to reflect and think about what you say and do before responding. When you can visualize through spiritual eyes how a loving response calms, you’ve shared the victory through the grace of God. So, “don’t let your mouth cause your flesh to sin…” (Ecclesiastes: 5:6).
Just for today set aside time to pray for our world leaders and all people throughout the world. “Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight, and guard against corruption from the godless world” (James 1:26-27). Allow love of the Holy Spirit to be what you are about and display as you journey.
Just for today let your character to be a light that guides you through each step. Remember the “fruits of the Spirit,” Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control (Galatians 5:22).” As we have an opportunity, let us be kind to one another and ourselves.
It is our prayer that as you embrace what God has designed and set before you this day that it will be received with prayer, praise, and thanksgiving in appreciation of his love for each of you. Enjoy the journey.