Training Day

My workplace closed their offices, giving us the opportunity to telework “as we work together to minimize the impacts and spread of the COVID-19.”

While I was at home taking care of training.  I accomplished Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors and while I was doing this training, I got a big dose of reality in the form of the world.  The sin of the world smacked me right in the face.  At the end of the training the transgender person stated, “I am Bobbi, I am a good employee, that wants to work in a harassment free workplace and I’m transgender.”  Next up, Paul states “I am Paul, I am a good employee, that wants to work in a harassment free workplace, and I am an Atheist.”

My heart went out to Paul.  I wanted to find him and talk to him.  Who is this Paul, where does he live?  I just learned I cannot force my beliefs on Paul at work.  Of, course I would not force my beliefs on anyone, but it does beg the question why doesn’t Paul believe?  Did he grow up in a family of nonbelievers?  Did something happen to him to make him want to stop believing?  Was he ever a believer?  As Children of God, these are the people we need to reach and plant a seed with so that God can come in and convict their hearts before Jesus comes to get the church or before he dies. 

Bobbi, while I do not understand, can be forgiven of her sins.  We are all sinners, we can all be forgiven.  The only sin that cannot be forgiven is the sin of rejecting Him and refusing His offer of forgiveness and new life in Jesus Christ, this alone is the unforgivable sin, because it means we are saying that the Holy Spirit’s witness about Jesus is a lie.

Luke 12:10 “And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but he who [d]blasphemes against the Holy Spirit [that is, whoever intentionally discredits the Holy Spirit by attributing the authenticating miracles done by Me to Satan], it will not be forgiven him [for him there is no forgiveness]. “(Bible Gateway 2020, Amplified Bible)

You can’t even take some online training without a reminder of a sinful world. 

Let’s Pray

There are a lot of things going on in this world right now.  We have COVID-19, we have politics, you could argue we have the COVID-19 and the politics associated with it, we have a category 3 currently Hurricane, but expected to strengthen to a category 4 Hurricane soon, bearing down on parts of Louisiana and Texas.  There is social unrest and people with hatred in their hearts in the United States.  School is starting or has started all over the United States, whether you are home schooling or your children are attending school in person, it is stressful to say the least.  There are people that don’t know Jesus and that breaks my heart.  And I am sure I am missing more things that are going on, in our lives.  And all this affects our home and work lives.    

So pray with me.  Dear Heavenly Father, help us, we need you in our lives.  (I need you!)  Please be with the people affected by the Corona Virus.  Dear God, in 2 Chronicles 14 it says “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways , then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”  Dear God I am pleading with you to help us during these times.  Dear Lord, I also say a special prayer for everyone that is in the way of Hurricane Laura.  I pray that they heed the warnings to evacuate and get to safer ground and if they don’t, that you will protect them.  I also want to lift up all the staff and workers, teachers and students that are attending school.  Dear God please keep them safe and healthy.  Let them finish the school year and focus on learning.  Dear Lord, I know I struggle with all the information surrounding the Corona Virus Pandemic.  I don’t know who to believe, wear a mask, don’t wear a mask, it helps, it doesn’t help.  I struggle with the numbers, the rates.  I pray that we don’t lose focus on you.  That we put your first and have faith that you are going to see us through all this.  Dear God there is also social unrest in the United States.  I pray that you stop the hatred we have in our hearts for each other.  Our souls are what matters Lost Souls Matter, dear God.  I pray a special prayer on anyone that doesn’t know you or believe in you.  Be with us dear Lord and help us through all of this.  It’s a lot to deal with and I want to shine my light to others and I want others to say I want what he (they) has (have), but it is certainly a struggle now.  Forgive me of where I have failed you, in Jesus name I pray Amen. 

I feel like we need to pray, and I just wanted to share this with you, God Bless!