I noticed that as I get older, my posture wants to get lazy. Strengthening my core is a term I never thought of in my younger years. It is essential to exercise my core since everything else is held up by it. Let me relate this term to our Christian journey and what I see happening right now.
The definition of posture we are all familiar with is this one: The position or carriage of the body in standing or sitting. Here is another definition: an attitude or frame of mind. This is important as believers’ because our nation is shaking and we can feel the effects. If we are not careful we will get sucked into the anger, division and chaos the enemy is causing. We do “not fight against flesh and blood.” (Eph. 6:12) The Kingdom of God lives within us and is accessible anytime and anywhere. Our peace and joy are not dependent on circumstances or everything going perfect. Which is really good news, because negativity is at an all time high. Let’s be watching that our posture, our frame of mind stays free from the negativity of the world.
I recently heard a prophecy given by Doug Addison that talked about Christians complaining and grumbling. Philippians 2:14-15 says: do all things without grumbling and disputing; that you may prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life,
We cannot afford to grumble and complain because that is the language of darkness. Our words carry weight and they release activity. As Christians we have the greatest opportunity to release the kingdom of God into all the brokenness and devastation and discord. Our posture should reflect the love of Christ and hope for our nation. Love heals, unifies and restores. It is said that revival shows up in the darkest of times so let’s call on the Lord to send an outpouring of His love, mercy and salvation!