I love the prayer of Jesus in John 17. Look at verse 4…
John 17:4 (NIV84)
4 I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.
Jesus life is a picture of the Christian life. Christian means "like" or "originating from" Christ. What does it look like to be on the on Earth in this moment and to glorify God by completing the work that God has for each one of us to accomplish?
The amazing thing about this day is that God has given us the creative power to wisely choose new directions and keep on doing the work. The creative Father, Son and Holy Spirit are working in and through us even in this unusual day of world shutdown. It is a little crazy out there and the killer is silent but God has not moved out of His position of power and glory. Nor has our Father taken back the authority, creativity, spiritual gifts, and faith that He has given us. It’s Monday morning, time to get to work glorifying God in all that we do.
I’ve discovered that the experts are right; when I am afraid I go into “fight or flight” mode. It may look like worry, anger, panic, anxiety or even crazy levels of sanitizing. LOL If your mind is busy with COVID-19 you will not be able to be creative. When things are out of sorts, creativity is the necessary ingredient to bring order. This is especially true when it is a higher level of disorder than we have had in recent history. This is new territory for most of the people in the world.
The majority of us are not in the position to help with the disease but we are finding ourselves with time on our hands since offices are closed and public places are restricted. If we can shut off the bad news and turn on the good news we will be able to think straight and creatively bringing about rest and peace where there is none. The enemy is wanting to use this for disarray and pandemonium. God desires to use this uproar as a tool of good for us.
Romans 8:28 (NASB95)
28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
What creative way can we join with Father to see His goodness poured out during this time? Don’t forget that if it's humanly possible we only need ourselves but God wants to do what is supernatural. That means anything is possible for you, your families, your friends, your finances, your illnesses etc. We know the enemy is roaring like a lion but the real lion is Jesus. Let’s go and make disciples of nations as commanded. Let’s show up with our love turned on and with the creativity of the creator. Let’s bring glory to God on Earth by doing the work He gave us to do.
The doctors are bringing creative solutions. The governments are bringing creative solutions. The church has supernatural power to bring creativity to bear in this season of change. Let's make a new direction and never return to yesterday. Why not let this trouble be the catalyst to a whole new era and defeat the enemy in double-time? Pray for solutions to help us do the work that God has given us to do.