The State of Emergency

Feb 23, 2011   //   by admin   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on The State of Emergency

January 10, 2011, Georgia was under a State of Emergency due to a winter blast that shut the city of Atlanta down for nearly a week.

Praise be to God, our family was prepared because I was lead by God to go to the grocery four days prior to the snowstorm. Our family lived as if we were shut in at a snow resort. It was the best time of our lives. However, we noticed people on the news that would not heed to the warnings of the state of emergency issued by the governor of the state. Many even got on the news bragging about how they were driven to take a chance on the snow and ice in order to get out of the house. “We couldn’t tkae another day cooped up in the house with each other”, stated a mother stated with a big grin for the camera.

Each day during the snowstorm, our daughter would pray and ask God for one more day to be “a family again”. It pricked my heart to hear her earnest prayer and watch the snow continue coming down. The LORD heard her prayer and so did we. We ensured that we had family devotion and dedicated plenty of time to fun and relaxation by building a fire, roasting marshmallows, making a snow girl and snow angels. We even had a neighborhood snowball fight.

We are in a state of emergency when families are willing to risk their lives and the lives of others in order to get away from spending time with one another for an extended period of time. God provided a Divine Slowdown not just in Georgia but across the country to provide families with the gift of time; Time to regroup, regenerate and reconnect. Unfortunately many families missed it. Look at what the bible says about families.

Psalm 127:3-4 (NIV) 3 Children are a heritage from the LORD,
offspring a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are children born in one’s youth.

Proverbs 5:16-19 (King James Version) 18Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
19Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.

Please take time to appreciate your family rather than try to avoid your family. If you were one of those people who could not stand to be “cooped up” with your family. I declare to you that you are in a state of emergency and you need a relationship with Jesus so that you can be free from the state that you are in.

Liberated to Serve,
Pastor Tina McCrea

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