Lately, especially since the shutdown, I've had this feeling of coming evil. Not to be morbid or depressing, but I've just had this urgency that my spiritual house needs to be in order, to withstand some storms looming on the horizon. Does anyone else feel this way?
With all the chaos going on right now, of course there's a feeling of being unsettled, perplexed maybe. I'm feeling like we're living in the end days and we need to be on guard, spiritually speaking. Not sure how to explain it otherwise. This is not fear or anxiety or doom, but it is an urgency.
Post by eyeofthestorm on Jul 19, 2020 12:45:18 GMT -6
If you look back over history, and how often truly difficult periods of time go on... we are due. My DH has read a book written by historians who studied trends in Western history (Europe/Americas). It seems we average an 80 to 100 year cycle of bad times (war, disease, economic disaster).
When he first started reading abotu this and talking about it, I found it all extremely stressful. Now, I look at it as part of the cycle. The U.S. (by and large) had peace and prosperity from 1950's until recently. Even when we went through harder times during those years, we have had so much more than many other countries.
Knowing it's a cycle helps me remember that this will pass. It's more important than ever to practice those virtues of faith, good stewardship, patience, kindness, forbearance, and hope. We must also still take joy in the small things, even if we have to remind ourselves to do so.
Post by thursdayschild on Jul 19, 2020 22:41:28 GMT -6
My husband was a kid when war broke out in Lebanon. He remembers that the division leading up to it was similar to what we're seeing now. Will this get worse? More than likely. But we've survived before and we can again. We just need to prepare for the worst but remember that we know how it all ends.
Children are the most delightful pledges in a loving marriage. They are the best wool on the sheep. - Martin Luther
It isn't just the USA. The entire world has gone nuts. In looking over history it seems to go like this. Man runs from God and keeps getting worse. Until only a remnant is faithful. God, has us on a string like a yoyo. He lets it go out and out and when it reaches a certain point, he reels it back in. People begin to be faithful again and life goes on. On each time the string goes a little further out. One day, it will come off the yoyo entirely and God will take his faithful home and send the rest to satan. I am not sure where in the process we are but I do remember bad times before that we got through some how. God is faithful, he will guard his own.
Php 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Post by angiepangie on Jul 20, 2020 9:38:14 GMT -6
Yeah, I've been feeling like this for awhile. I think it's going to get worse before it gets better. School kids are being fed and buying into the wacko leftist agenda and so that, I think, is going to be the political and social climate for a bit, until maybe their kids will see the need for correction but in the meantime I think we, as Christians, need to fight the good fight haha. I keep feeling like we need revival and to stop the gluttony.
eta, I've been feeling like I need to get my spiritual house in order, but also my financial house and my house of - idk - awareness? in order - some of that is where the gluttony comment comes in. Even before the shutdowns I was feeling to need to 'go minimalist' and start being more conscious of my global footprint as a Christian - how my daily actions impact the neighbours I can and can't see. I don't know how to word it better in a short space.