Don’t Live Fearful

Do you live in fear every day of your life? Fear of the unknown. Fear of the known. Fear to go out and live life because of Covid-19? Fear of dying? Fear of__________; you fill in the blank.

Did you know that God tells us to have no fear, other than the fear of Him? In fact, fear is mentioned over 300 times in the bible. Isaiah 41:10 is one of my favortie go to verses. The amplified bible says it this way; ‘Do not be afraid, for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’

Through out this pandemic of 2020, most of us are so fearful to even go to the grocery store, or any where else where there’s people for that matter, and I was too in the beginning stages of it becuase it was so new to the world. But it didn’t take to long to realize that the news media has been lieing about it so much that now, I don’t even watch the news about it anymore. You can’t trust the news media, any more than you can trust the government, about Covid-19 these days. It’s been blown so out of proportion, in my opinion, that so many in the world are even still so fearful to even step out of their front doors.

ENOUGH I SAY!

If we, as Christian God fearing believers of our Lord, truly believe and trust God then why are we so scared? The bible, God’s living Word, tells us to ‘Fear Not’ the things in and of this world, including Covid-19! The bible also tells us to have knowledge and wisdom, to be smart about living in this world, but to LIVE in the world. In other words, don’t go out and puposely get the virus from someone just to see if you die from it. That’s stupid! Be smart! Use the brain that God gave us to get knowledge of the virus for ourselves and wisdom (comes from knowing Jesus) to know what to do and what not to do to live as safely as possible. I mean, common sense goes a long way to living a peaceful and healthy life on this earth. By all means, if wearing a mask makes you feel safer, wear a mask! But wear a mask because you want to not because you’re being told to by some wanna be idiot that wants to control you and everyone around you. It’s not illegal not to wear a mask, so you just do you! If staying inside makes you feel safer and secure then, by all means, stay inside for a time but ONLY for a short time. You do what makes you feel safe but remember your safety lies in the hands of Jesus and your commen sense knowledge of what to do and what not to do.

The only thing the bible tells us to fear is God Himself! Deuteronomy 6:13 tells us (AMP) to “fear the Lord your God, serve Him only and take your oaths in His name.” There is scripture after scripture that says to fear the Lord but not a single one that says fear the world, fear disease, fear people, fear _________, what ever your fear is. Granted we are all human and human nature is to have some fear, but once you’re born again (John 3:3-21), that fear is released from it’s control over you and we can trust in God, not self or mere mortal man. The bible says once you give your life to Christ you’re born again. Your life changes in that very moment, so to be born again means you’ve given your life to Christ and you are no longer in control but He is. Worldly fears should not take control over us and cause us to live fearfully and miserably. We are to trust God and live for Him, not self or the world.

If you haven’t read Ecclesiastes chapter 9, go and read it right now. Pray for God to show you Himself as you read. It’s a very powerful chapter in my opinion. The scripture that got me to really thinking this morning is Esslesiastes 9:7 (AMP) “GO, eat your food with gladness and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has ALREADY approved what you do.” In other words, don’t be fearful to live your life out in a pandemic or any other disaster in this world (there will be many) because it’s only temporary. God already knows every step we are gonna take and He is the only one we should ever be fearful of.

If you don’t know who God/Jesus is, comment below or send me a message, I’d love to share my God with you.

Have a blessed day ya’ll!!

Dining Out

Finally A Date Night

Our first official “date night” for 2020 was at a Chilis and man was it delicious! I ate every single bite on my plate and that’s rare for me. We even topped off with a shareable slice of cheesecake!

First off let me just say it was so nice to be able to officially “eat out” in a restaurant again! This was the first time in over two months that we’ve been able to “dine in” in Texas.

It was very strange though!

The parking lot had an area designated for pick up only, which left about half for dine in parking. Getting take out to go has been the ONLY way to eat out at all for quite some time now.

We didn’t think much of how the parking lot was set so we just parked where we could and walked inside, not knowing what to expect once we got in there. Governor Abbott has okayed Texans to dine out once again as long as the proper steps are followed for safety and to slow the spread of the Coronavirus.

When we walked in, a young guy met us at the inside door and stopped us from going any further. He was wearing a mask and gloves with paper and pen in hand. He took our name and cell number and said we’d have to wait out in our vehicle because they aren’t allowing anyone to wait in the waiting area inside for now. Understandable I guess givin the ways of the world right now. He said they’d text us when a table for two opened up and we could come back inside then. So we gave him our info and went back to our truck. We waited right at ten minutes, not bad, then we got the text that it was our turn.

So off we go back inside for our wonderful date night supper.

The feeling in the air when we walked in was so strange! They didn’t have a lot of staff that we could see. They had every other table taped off with an x in red tape that covered the table tops. The music wasn’t as ear piercing loud as normal either. I guess because there wasn’t enough chatter happening to echo and bounce off the walls for them to drown out with the music like they’d normally have to.

Every person working was wearing a mask and gloves. You could tell even the staff was uncomfortable and uncertainty loomed over the entire place while signs of appreciation, just for the ability to be working, glistened from their smiles.

We were seated in a booth and our waitress quickly came over and handed us ONE paper menu and stated that they are only giving one menu for every two people and then they toss it into the trash. She was so very nice in explaining their “new normal” as she handed us our drinks and silver ware packets. But she did say she didn’t truly understand the need for it all.

Once we got our appetizer, the salsa dish was served in a “throw away” container. It was just weird! LoL!

Of course we ALL know why these things have changed but we don’t all UNDERSTAND the why. It makes little to no sense to so many of us, including me, why the government is being so controlling in that they are keeping everyone living and feeling so fearful to even touch a menu. It’s risky, yes, but not any riskier than it always has been when it’s virus season, in my opinion.

Anyway, our waitress handled herself very well even though she told us how uncomfortable she was having to wear the mask and use the gloves. The mask makes it hard for so many of us to breathe comfortably while wearing and the gloves do absolutely nothing in stopping the spread, when they aren’t changing them after touching each and every object, so what’s the point? It’s doing more harm than good. They could just as easily use the hand sanitizer more often than to use the gloves that they aren’t changing often enough. She told us that she knew it was for her own protection so she would gladly wear it if it meant she could work and make some much needed money.

Anywho, we had a nice quiet dinner inside a restaurant that we got to leave the mess behind at. Plus, we did NOT have to cook it!

God is Good. All the time!

Texas is slowly but safely beginning to open back up and we couldn’t be more proud!