Ebola and a box of Fluffy Ducks!

We are currently being bombarded with an Ebola media frenzy, interviews with people freaking out – good responses, faulty responses, over-kill responses, irresponsible responses and so on.

CNN (regular channel) is dedicating almost all it’s on-air time to Ebola – the visual loops go round and round, the analysis goes round and round – over analysis just leads to paralysis, the questions go round and round, the experts faces all begin to look the same.  It all turns into a blurry saturated “blah!”

Yes this is new for us here in the USA, so we must learn – we must gain wisdom – we must NOT freak out!!!

Fear creates it’s own contagious universe of chaos and prophesies that ALL is not well, and couldn’t possibly be.  Fear yells, “run quickly and hide away, the sky is falling, watch the TV constantly, surely it’ll show Ebola has now mutated into an airborne contagion!  Surely everyone was wrong from the start.  Nobody can be trusted.  Watch, we’ll get to see it first-hand, Dallas is doomed!” etc etc.

As people of God – we must have nothing to do with fear at a time like this (at any time actually) – God hasn’t given us this “spirit of fear” – yeah it’s a spirit!  A demonic influence, voice and power!

What has He given us?

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2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

 

A sound mind, power and love.  This three elements don’t sound like “let’s run and hide” to me.

This whole Ebola thing is new.  So how did Joshua enter the “new” land that had seemingly insurmountable giants in it?  Joshua 3 tells all.

They respectfully set the Presence (Ark) of God, the “place” of God, the “leading” of God, the “high place” of God, right out front and were led by Him – don’t crowd God, just be ready to be led – because they/we have not been that way or encountered this stuff/land before.

Joshua 3:3-4 (NKJV) 3 and they commanded the people, saying, “When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, and the priests, the Levites, bearing it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it. 4 Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure. Do not come near it, that you may know the way by which you must go, for you have not passed this way before.”

and Joshua 1 where the command is to be strong and courageous, hold your ground, God is with us – Joshua 1:9 (NKJV) Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

God will lead us, wisdom comes from only one place – Him!

Fear and freaking out is completely useless and spreads like a contagion itself.

We will trust God – His wisdom will land on brilliant people and His Spirit will guide our way through this wild – erness (wilderness) time.

Faith isn’t only for when things are a box of fluffy ducks – that’s too easy  – Faith is for when things get tough!

Tough has arrived – Faith is for NOW!

God is amazing!

 

See You In Church Church!

In His Amazing Name

Ps Glenn Feehan – True NORTH Church.  Frisco Texas

 

You don’t have a church?  You do now!

www.truenorthchurchfrisco.com ,  http://www.facebook.com/groups/41486715341/?fref=ts

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You can join us from anywhere in the world.  Woo Hoo!

 

 

 

 

 

~ by Glenn Feehan on October 17, 2014.

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