Life as we know it has changed. Our everyday lives look very different to how they did even a month ago. What we would normally do we can’t, which leaves us with the question – what do I do? Here are four things that we can do both now, and in the future beyond coronavirus.
Before doing anything else, pray first.
Before you start your day – pray!
Before making a decision about your future – pray!
Before going down the rabbit hole of anxiety – pray!
Before you choose to leave anxiety – pray!
Being able to pray isn’t affected by disease, social distancing, or different work and study schedules. If you haven’t already, make prayer part of your daily routine today.
(We’re encouraging everyone to learn and pray the Lord’s prayer below over their lives, you can start today!)
Matthew 6:9-13 NIV
“This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’
Production – make things to bless others.
Think about what you could make to bless others.
Maybe it’s an Instagram post.
Maybe it’s a video.
Maybe it’s a meal or a coffee.
Maybe it’s a text.
Maybe it’s a knitted spring sweater.
However you can make something that is a blessing for someone else, why don’t you do that?
(Also we are looking for people who would love to make digital content for things like this blog or social media to bless others. Send us an email email@example.com if you’re interested 😉 )
Presentation – share the Good News well with others.
No one knows how long life is going to be physically impacted by coronavirus, but everyone is looking for good news. We share opinions, pictures, and posts all the time both online and offline, let’s share the Good News too! (One way can simply be sharing a post from church).
Pastoring – Care and connect with great people.
Now more than ever we realise how important it is to be connected with people in a real way. Take this opportunity to grow a stronger connection with the people in your life.
Send a text.
Give someone a call or Facetime with them.
Play a game online with your friends.
Join online connect groups and invite people to join you.
Pray for a friend or family member if they’re struggling (re: P #1)
Whatever way works for you, and whatever way works within the government requests and recommendations, be part of caring and connecting with the church family. (And remember that if we’re all connecting with each other, you don’t miss out by making the first step)
Hebrews 10:25 MSG
So let’s do it—full of belief, confident that we’re presentable inside and out. Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word. Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching.