“This Is Only A Test”
John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (NIV)
While watching different programs on the television, at times I have seen an announcement come across the top of the TV screen making the statement this is “only a test.” The purpose of the announcement is to give the viewer instructions on what to do in the event of a storm, emergency or a crises that might be happening at any given time.
I noticed that this announcement has been made, no matter what type of program I was watching on the television at that time. This announcement blocks out the audio on the program that is being watched, so that your attention will be directed to what is being said in the announcement.
Hebrews 13:17 “Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.” (NIV)
Many of us are experiencing a time now in the world that we would have never thought we would experience in our lifetime. The freedom of living and going about things as we normally do on a daily basis, has either been changed to a minimum, or not being able to do what we normally do at all. Many have had to make the adjustment of social distancing when out in public, being quarantined, working from home or being furloughed on their jobs.
We as believers should be walking by faith, being obedient to those who rule over us, and using wisdom in our walk. Let us take every opportunity that we have, to look at this COVID- 19 virus as “only a test”, and use COVID-19 to help us focus on how to use the word of God, as a daily lifestyle that will enable us to come out victorious.
1st John 4:4
“Father God, thank you for your peace and comfort during this time. We stand on your word and claim the victory, in Jesus name…Amen“
Continuing in His service…Rev
Yes, we claim the victory!
Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world!
That is oh so true in my life. The example of the cat and the Lion shadow is a perfect comparison to how one can view their confidence in faith within.
It works for me to believe this is a test that God will walk us through.
Excellent word to help us keep things in perspective. This is only a test and I will stay focused on the word of God.