Everyone is encouraged to have a plan
Reference: But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. (Luke 21:14 NIV)
Explore: We live in a high fire prone area of Melbourne. It is well known that there have been fire tragedies in the past and everyone is encouraged to have a plan if it was ever to threaten again.
In fact, the fire brigade have a constant reminder at the front of the station to know your plan well. Even the council put up a portable sign telling people to Leave and Live.
Experts tell us to have a plan, but really their preferred option would be for people just to leave. You’re safest when you are away.
Whatever the decision, the important part is to make a call and stick with it.
Application: I see this as similar to when you make a decision of faith. It’s something you stand firm on, no matter what situation may arise.
Seasons change, life has its ups and downs but, because of the decision we have made, we hold true to our faith in Him. Jesus referred to this type of faith in Luke too.
If we are going to call God Lord then we need to be willing to declare it at all times. When life is good, declare Him Lord. When life is uncertain, still declare Him Lord.
It’s a faith that has commitment and courage and it’s what God has done for us.
Prayer: Lord, may I show You my faithfulness through all the seasons. Amen.
How is your current season challenging your faith?
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.