A CORONAVIRUS RE-ENGAGEMENT GUIDE FOR CHRIST-FOLLOWERS
As the world re-opens from Coronavirus, re-engagement uncertainty among Christ-followers varies for different reasons. And while life following Coronavirus is unknown, Christ-followers can remain confident. Confident not careless.
Here are some thoughts to guide Christ-followers in re-engagement.
A CHRIST-FOLLOWER’S CORONAVIRUS RE-ENGAGEMENT UNCERTAINTY DECREASES AS CONFIDENCE IN GOD INCREASES
A Christ-follower’s confidence is built on certainty in an almighty God who has you and the world in His grip.
God is a person, not a thing. Close, not distant. If He seems far away, it’s because you moved, not Him. But He is always in reach and eager for your return. Your confidence increases through a growing relationship with Him by…
- Following His son Jesus Christ
- Praying and studying His Word—the Bible
- Assembling with His people—the church
You’ll discover God’s purpose for you and His eternal plan for the world. And gain assurance and most importantly, hope.
A CHRIST-FOLLOWER’S CORONAVIRUS RE-ENGAGEMENT UNCERTAINTY DECREASES AND CONFIDENCE IN GOD INCREASES BY RENEWING YOUR MIND
Messages from this world—media reports, talk shows and stories on social media—regularly spew negative messages. They pollute the mind and invoke fear. And when God’s enemy controls your mind, he controls you.
So clear the clutter. Reboot your brain. As the Bible says, renew your mind and take your thoughts captive by purposefully directing your thought life. In other words, master your mind and so it doesn’t master you.
God’s Word is solid ground amid a tempestuous sea of ideas and opinions. A reliable message that fosters mental, emotional and psychological stability. Consume it regularly and your mind will fill with truth that is spiritually transforming and sets you free.
A CHRIST-FOLLOWER’S CORONAVIRUS RE-ENGAGEMENT UNCERTAINTY DECREASES AND CONFIDENCE IN GOD INCREASES AS YOU STAND ON HIS PROMISES
The Bible offers many promises that provide reassurance.
In fact, try this. Conduct an Internet search on God’s Promises in the Bible for a list of scripture passages. Then read one or two every morning. Reflect on it, claim it and ask God to apply it to your life.
Here’s one to start you off. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. —Jeremiah 29:11
Christ-followers should use good sense and take precautions as you re-engage from Coronavirus. But live with hope rather than fear. And share that hope with others.