Covid19 Update from the Philippines 😃
How are you doing? It looks like many countries are joining the Philippines in a lockdown.
Here in the Philippines we are in our 3rd week. The President even informed the police .. “shoot to kill” .. guess President Duterte is trying to make the point .. that he is taking this lockdown serious and that people need to stay inside.
Beside being bored 🥱 and not having an income .. most people here also don’t have water .. it is summer … so that means our water is rationed ..
Now you can imagine .. that being in a situation like this .. can play tricks on your mind .. correct? .. with all the countries shutting down and going crazy .. fear can creep into your heart or you can start worrying .. sounds familiar? .. since I am human .. I have the same .. it just remind me of this song ..
However, the Bible says: “6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV
Now we probably all know God is not a fan of fear or worries .. since that is not faith .. so He told us .. when you start worrying you are meditating on the wrong thing .. but that is easier said than done .. how can you change your mind? How can you focus on something that is different than all this fear the world is trying to put on you?
Very simple .. at least it works for me .. when you notice that fear creeps into your heart or you start worrying about this coronavirus .. start praying or in other words .. lift up your hands and worship HIM ..
Here is a song to get started .. just join in and sing out LOUD 🎶 ..
I recommend you to sing loud .. it is very important to have more noise coming out of your mouth than in your mind ..
Now how did that make you feel? Did the peace of God enter your heart? It helps me every time .. hope it helps you too.
Enjoy this time at home with family .. stay at home as much as possible and be sure to do some social distancing when you are outside. Enjoy this extra time you can have with God.
Let me know how you are doing? Love to hear from you. ❤️
Lots of love from the Philippines.
Arthur Peter 😊