With all the problems currently facing us on the economic front, with what seems like a tsunami of sorts swirling in over our heads as we try to stay afloat in the sea of financial uncertainty, I thought this article put into perspective what really is important in life.
Those facing a devastating hurricane must decide what is the most important things in their life to take with them, and what must be left behind. Those who fail to heed the emergency management warnings may face lose of life or serious injury.
The handwriting had been on the wall for quite some time that we were facing a financial house of cards. Those in authority to warn people in the path of its destruction did everything they could to hide the seriousness of the approaching storm from those who would later suffer the full brunt of the storms wrath. The only way to have avoided this particular storm was to not be in its path when the storm hit. Now those same officials who failed to warn the people are making matters worse by trying to cover-up their involvement in the house of cards construction and it’s later demolition. Congress would better serve the public if they actually had an EVACUATION plan in place that could be implemented instead of trying to cover their tracks.
Thank God the bible has an evacuation route already prepared for those who wish to listen. If we heed the warnings found in scripture we can build our financial homes on solid foundations and not upon sinking sand. If we heed the warnings found in scripture we can build our lives upon a sure foundation as well, and though the storms of life may buffet us, yet we can weather the storm because he have our priorities in order. If we heed these warnings we can plan our evacuation route long before the time comes when we need to implement the plan.
As the stock market continues to fall, as home values continue to decline, as the economy continues to falter, now is the time to take stock in what really is important in life and then rebuild upon that foundation so that you can escape future storms that are bound to come. Today is the day to plan your evacuation route and plan for the future using sound biblical foundational truths.
Guest author Pam Davis now presents: Evacuation Route
Life in The Sunshine State is not always a vacation paradise. Even there residents have to face the reality of nature. You take the bad with the good, where ever you live. In this case that means the possibility of Hurricanes. In recent years Florida had the fury of many. Their power, their destruction is embedded in memories. In a storms path Real Estate is leveled, communities and their people are scarred. When the Hurricane Warnings were issued the call rang out: “Evacuation Mandatory.” The Emergency Management authorities had done their work. The evacuation routes were prepared, streets and highways properly marked. If residents and tourists would follow the directions of authorities , they could leave the danger and flee to safety. Problems always develop when a evacuation is ordered. Many people underestimate the seriousness of the storms threat. They decide to stay put, hunker down, and ride out the storm. It can mean the loss of life or serious injuries.
Another problem faces those who do evacuate, as they face critical decisions of what to take with them., and what they must leave behind. We are often unaware what a “tight grip” our possessions have on us! At the approach of a Hurricane people are forced to meet this issue head on.
In the Spiritual realm a force more powerful than a Hurricane is lurking. Sin, Evil, Temptations, are all growing, building, gaining strength, as they approach. Do we have to see the destruction? Do we need to have our lives leveled, bear the scars forever? No! God has given us His Evacuation Route! He has made a way of escape.( I Corinthians 10:13) The choice is ours, stay where we are or flee to safety. Will we take “Seriously The Seriousness” of sin? Can we see it as God sees it, leading to death, Eternal separation from Him, for those outside of Christ? To Christians, will we face the reality that sin causes a break in our intimate fellowship with The Lord, and a loss of fruit bearing? Or, as those who decide to take their chances, and sit out The Hurricane, will we choose to “dig in our heels” and remain in the Approaching Storm of Discipline And Judgment?
OK, so if we do take the provided way of escape; what about our baggage? We are told to cast away our sin, anything that weighs us down in our race ahead.( Hebrews 12:1) Christ tells us that to those who leave all behind we will gain Eternal Life. We are also told not to look back..( Luke 9:62)
Our way of escape is always there, is always open. It is never stopped , due to a traffic jam, as evacuation routes often are. So, do not face the powerful Storms of life alone! As Hurricanes are named alphabetically, our way of escape is JESUS, THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA, A-Z!
I am a wife of over 40 years, mother and proud granny. I was born in N.Y. State, currently reside in central AL. With a past career in Radio announcing our family lived across the nation, later worked in the child care ministry. Now, I am living the dream of writing. All things are possible!
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