Stirred, Not Shaken

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shakenNow we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.
Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.

Ever miss an important event. For whatever reason, you blew it… maybe a wedding, or a big game, or a live TV show. When we think about the second coming of Jesus Christ, we should be stirred, not shaken. We should be stirred to good words and greater expressions of love. The believers in Thessalonica in the first century were shaken up because they thought they missed it! Paul says that the coming of Jesus will be preceded by the falling away or apostasy and a strong deluding force and the revelation of the anti Christ. They have not happened yet. So, there is still time to reach out and love people in Jesus’ name.

What shakes me these days? Is my faith in God strong enough to weather the storms of life?

God, am excited about all the prospects of this day. I am praying for some projects to move to the next phase. Please show Your power and might. Give me wisdom to lead forward. Give me favor with Your people and others. I wonder who might move closer to You and be saved this day? I pray for our principals, teachers/staff and students that we would experience the blessedness of Christian fellowship and wonder of learning. Oh, Lord… would you move on the hearts of those being generous to make their gifts this week?

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