Things You Can Do While on Quarantine
For some people, staying home during this quarantine period can be a form of rest. For the others who are working, this is the much-coveted opportunity to work from home. For the young people and even the young “once” or “young at heart” who love to be out and about, this government-imposed quarantine can be boring!
Here are some suggestions on how to make this quarantine period meaningful and fruitful.
1. Read (and finish) a book
This is the perfect time to start falling in love with reading books, articles, and whatnot. I love to read, particularly during my vacant periods! This quarantine period is an invitation to start digging into unread books that I bought last year and to learn from them! For those who have quite a limited access to books, there are lots of article you might enjoy on our website: onevoicemagazine.com. There are also online websites that have e-books available for free downloading.
This is also a good time to fall in love with the Word of God. I challenged my Life Group from church to read the book of Luke. I realized that the Book of Luke can be read and finished in just a week, reading at a pace of four chapters a day.
2. Watch a preaching or listen to a podcast
There are many online platforms where you can watch a sermon or listen to a series of podcasts to nourish your soul. You can search for a preaching series on YouTube or Spotify so you can learn about God and His ways.
Here are some of the platforms where I watch and listen:
One Thing Conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcTRdI-hUtE&list=PLgLSA1gHCqC_JIQbwLMBXqZ3qgHlnaB1i
3. Take free online courses
With all the free time brought about by the quarantine, taking free online classes is one way to kill time, making my hours fruitful. Recently, I finished a free online course through Didasko Intercultural Ministry Training. I am almost finished with my second one, and I am excited for my next course!
Here are some free online courses where you can enroll:
Didasko Intercultural Ministry Training: https://edu.dasko.org/
Bethany Global University Online: https://bethanygu.edu/programs/enrichment/
Now is the time you log-in and learn!
4. Connect with other believers online.
In Hebrews 10:25 (NLT), it says, “And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.”
Even while on quarantine, we can find ways to strengthen our brothers and sisters in Christ, thanks to the technological advancements that our modern world offers.
Here are some online platforms where we can meet virtually and draw strength from one another:
Google meet: https://meet.google.com/
5. Spend time alone with God.
The quarantine period is an invitation to spend time with God and “come away” (Songs of Songs 2: 10) with Him. Yes, we can listen to online sermons and read the Bible diligently as mentioned earlier, but we can go a step further to talk to Him, listen to Him, and simply to receive from the Lord.
In the midst of this trying time, may we find our refuge in the presence of God.
Psalm 32:7 says “You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.”