Praise the Lord to the Miracle Temple Family and the people of God everywhere. I greet you in the Matchless Name of Jesus! Well it looks like we’re in for another month of quarantine and shelter at home. With that being said, there is no reason for us to become irritated and frustrated. I know that some of you are working from home, home schooling the little ones, keeping house, and supporting ministry, your own mental well-being, and trying to exercise all in a days work! Whew! While others are furloughed or laid off, unemployed or working because your job is considered essential to the community in which we live. You are risking your own safety and health to insure that others are okay. I GET IT! We are in a very stressful time in our history. If we are not careful we will find ourselves snapping at loved ones, grouchy to the children, and downright mean to everyone.

Let me offer some solutions to the boredom and or frustration that we most assuredly will experience. The answer is prayer and meditation. Find a quiet place in your home. This may require some creativity on your part. Sit in the car, go out in the backyard, or sit in the closet with a note on the door that reads, “Prayer in session”. You may have to wear headphones or put cotton in your ears to cancel out the noise. Now that the atmosphere is set, begin to just whisper Jesus! You don’t have to speak in sentences or open your mouth wide. Simply whisper Jesus and repeat until you begin to feel a sense of peace and calm come over you. Soon your heart rate will level off, your shoulders will relax, the tension will leave your body, and you will feel so much better. There is something to whispering the name Jesus that other remedies just can’t compare with.

I am by no means a therapist or a yogi, but I have seen my father, the late Thomas Gandy, Jr. sit in a chair in his bedroom and watch him whisper Jesus over and over again. The calm that would take hold of him was something that I used to marvel at. Some of you may be skeptical but I challenge you to try it. You have nothing to lose but the stress, the frustration and the worry. At the end of the day you will see a notable difference, trust me, I have.
 
Until our next communication,
Pastor T Marc Gandy