The Oxygen Mask

oxygenLadies and gentlemen, as we prepare for take off, please direct your attention to the front of the cabin as the flight attendant will review procedures in the unlikely event that we encounter an emergency throughout our flight.  In the event of low-cabin pressure the oxygen masks will deploy from the ceiling compartment above you.  If you are traveling with small children or someone who needs assistance, please make sure to secure your own mask before assisting others………..

As you know, or in case you did not, we closed our church last week. We have now entered a twilight zone of sorts.  While we are wired, by the Holy Spirit, to serve, help others, teach etc. – we are entering a season where we have to secure our own oxygen mask.  If we don’t, the results will be disastrous.

I’m still trying to decide if I’m going to blog throughout this season.  I have written A LOT this week, but I don’t know if any of it is for your eyes.  I so appreciate many that blog throughout their darkest hours, raw transparency, #realtalk. I have always been one to write during the storms of life, but wait to blog until God redeems or brings us out of it.  The verdict is still out.  This much I can say, there are some things that we must do so healing may come:

  • We have to stop – we have to take a break.  We have to be still.  We have to put ourselves before others, even though that is not our nature. We have to do what’s best for us for a while and that is nothing – nothing except spend time with Jesus, each other and people that will help us.
  • We have to eliminate toxins.  The five of us need healing.  We need healing so that God can make a way for us to forgive, to trust again, to love people the way He does and one day serve Him by serving them.  We need to work through disappointment and discouragement. It’s gonna take time.
  • We have to trust in the promises and sovereignty of God. We are holding on to a Scarlet Thread of HOPE.  We will live, eat, breathe, memorize, meditate on His TRUTH until we believe it – again.

Thank you for your prayers.


4 thoughts on “The Oxygen Mask

  1. There are many examples throughout scripture where the men of God found the need to retreat/separate themselves and allow the Lord to minister to them. Now it is your turn. The work has been hard and the enemies cuts run deep, rest and allow Him to heal you so you can return to your calling refreshed, revived, revitalized and ready to serve in His strength and not your zeal alone. Praying the healing oil of the Lord flows over you and turns your scare into ones that resemble His. God’s multitudes of blessing on you my friend.


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