In a world of negative news and doomsday messages, I recently read about a 102-year-old Kentucky woman surviving the coronavirus. Virginia Harris, who lives in Hopkins County, was diagnosed with the virus in March after an aggressive fever and nausea.
The family was troubled by the diagnosis, because of the high probability of death for Virginia. Unfortunately, family members could do very little and did what they could for her, but she was battling this on her own. She did encounter a high fever and low blood pressure but didn’t have respiratory issues.
“I was so sick, I thought I was going to die. But the good Lord took care of me, everybody was praying for me, and it just wasn’t my time,” Harris said. She also commented on how she took care of herself and followed the recommendations by her doctor.
Virginia’s story reminds me of the way we’re to live our lives. We place our life in God’s hands, knowing He’s in full control and also use our God-given intellect, talents, and resources to wisely. When we do, we’ll find peace and security for our lives.
FX3 Daily D:
Read and meditate on Hebrews 9:27 for yourself. What does this verse say to you? Meditate on it, memorize it, do whatever it takes for it to sink in.
Since we all have an appointed time, how are you making the most of your days? Journal the journey. Be real. Be honest.
Forge in Fellowship:
What will you do to make the most of your talents, skills, resources and time? Share this with a fellow brother and have them hold you accountable.
Carlos F. Peña is first and foremost a faithful follower of Christ and a devoted husband and father. Professionally he is a CEO, CMO, certified executive, leadership and life coach, business consultant, author, and entrepreneur for various companies he owns and operates. Over the years, Carlos has served in multiple leadership roles in business and ministry. Carlos is President and CMO of Pumped®, Inc., a brand development and design firm, CEO of Led to Lead®, a leadership, career, and business coaching company, and the founder and creator of the FX3® program. In ministry, he currently serves as Director of Men's Small Groups at Christ Fellowship in Miami, FL, focusing on discipleship. Carlos considers it his life's mission to help men discover and challenge them to be the men God desires them to be.
To learn more about Carlos, visit https://carlosfpena.com