Today on Perry and Shawna Mornings we talk about time tested, proven ways we can stay calm in the raging storms of life: First, maybe you’re dealing with some pretty horrible circumstances. You’re thinking, Really, is this how it ends? NO! God is not done with us yet! This is NOT how it ends. Your story isn’t finished. Our stories do have hard chapters. But God is working all things together for his good. And Philippians 1:6: He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus!
Then, recently in modern day Israel, the government shut down all synagogues. But one kept meeting. When the Rabbi was asked about it he said: There’s something more dangerous than our assembling. It’s us not assembling. This is not a conversation about how we should all be back together in our church buildings. This is not about throwing all caution to the wind. But it is about our desperate need to gather with other believers during this pandemic. Because when we come together in Jesus’ name, we experience heaven on earth.
And finally, When it seems as though you are facing nothing but difficulties see it as an invaluable opportunity to experience the greatest joy that you can (James 1:2). Wait, what? Yup. This is what our difficulties offer us: The pathway to being more and more filled with the Holy Spirit until it’s all Holy Spirit in every space of your and my life!
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.