While I’m in the middle of unpacking boxes and getting things set up in our new home, our youngest asked if she could have an apple. She’s on a Granny Smith kick these days and likes me to cut it up. I have a Pampered Chef slicer that works like magic.
Except last night.
I tried every which way to get that apple cut. I pressed down as hard as I could hoping the core would break under the pressure.
I’m a visual person and right away I felt a check in my spirit.
These days, these last days where wars are popping up, diseases run rampant without borders, people rise up and claim they are savior and many follow—only those with a strong core are going to withstand.
A strong core is someone who not only knows Christ in a personal way, but trusts Him. It doesn’t mean anyone is perfect or never has moments of doubt or fear.
But when the special news reports seem hourly and full of bad news—
When scandals appear to put criminals in a better financial bracket while we seem to work harder for less—
It’s tempting to think about bending.
Joining the world for just one choice.
Remember, we’re in this world, but we aren’t of it.
We’re made in God’s image and He has a purpose for us.
Keep leaning on Him. Go hard after Him to learn strategies, wisdom, secrets only He can share.
And watch your core build to the point that when the fires come, you don’t just survive.
That’s a strong core.