Philippians 4:19 says "And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus."
As we adjust to the new normal, however temporary this season may be, it's an opportunity to reset our priorities and change our perspective. I for one am very excited about the future.
Something that's been on my heart and mind is the idea that we've spent too long in the arms of Worldly abundance and bereft of God's promise of abundance.
It's important to know what our needs are and how they are being met.
Paul is the best example of this change of perspective in Philippians 4:12-13 "I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength."
Something I'm practising is in all things praise the Lord. In this time of enforced material, physical, financial and emotional paucity God gives us all we need.
When this season passes, and it will, I for one won't be quick to return to the normal. I will embrace the new normal and give thanks in every circumstance.
When we have full shelves at the supermarket, Praise the Lord.
When we next commute on public transport, Praise the Lord.
When we next board a flight, Praise the Lord.
When we next gather for social events, Praise the Lord.
When we next visit the cinema or go to a concert, Praise the Lord.
When our children return to school, Praise the Lord.
When we next return to the office, Praise the Lord.
This pause gives us the chance to make life changing decisions, we need to take responsibility during this time and seek the Lord and his promise of abundance. I pray that you experience God's peace during this season and that you will join me in putting into practise these changes.
Philippians 4:9 "Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you."