He’s Still Fighting our Battles
I was sitting in a church service not paying attention to the preacher , conjuring up ways to take this matter into my own hands. A few acquaintances were using some fertility treatments, but I just didn’t have a peace about doing them. I had no objection to the treatments for others , if it works for someone else that’s great! I just knew in my gut I didn’t need to do that . I Shouldn’t do that .
Lost in my thoughts that night I was startled into the present moment when the preacher clapped loudly, a thunderous awakening ! THIS IS NOT YOUR BATTLE! THIS IS GOD’S BATTLE!
I didn’t know in that church service the night in August 2007, two Very important things had begun:
One- this was the real beginning of my atuning to the voice of the Holy Spirit.
Two- I was already pregnant …
Fast forward a decade or So. It’s Spring 2020 and we are in the midst of a global pandemic . The world is in Panic. I’m running a large business that employs many. There are financial options to bail out companies. I feel uncertain . The “Free” money is there for businesses to have and as I talk to my banker I feel that gnawing in my spirit. As I print the application papers I’m still questioning, should I ??? Other business owners are doing it . But I know this gut check , it’s very familiar . My professional peers are getting govt bailout money and I’m hesitating . I don’t think it’s wrong for them, I just know in my spirit it’s not right for me.
I don’t apply for the money. My accounts are growing . The clients keep calling. Our revenue for month 2 in a global pandemic is the second highest month ever in almost 13years of business.
Yesterday in session my mind wandered as the client was chatting about her situation and I saw it from afar. I saw the parallel of Gods intervention. It’s fine with me (and God) if others take the bailout money. But that’s not my story . That’s not how God and I travel together. His lesson for me in this life, is the Lord is MY portion therefore my Hope is in Him ..(Lamentations 3:24)
He provided all those years ago. Without question the parallel is clear. Jehovah Jireh , my Provider, forever and always amen ! His Provision will sustain me.
His Faithfulness is consistent, trustworthy, continual.
He’s keeps Fighting our Battles.
I’m not sure if you’ve ever seen or watched Pelicans dive for fish. I think it’s just the coolest thing to witness. These Large birds torpedo from High in the sky and nose dive down into the water at great speed . SPLASH!
Here’s to the Working Mom with school aged children , trying to work from home to keep your job , plus manage homeschooling the kids, keep the house clean from all the humans existing at home more hours than usual , and make 3 meals a day and umpteen number of snacks . I See you.
Let your disappointment lead you to compassionI wrote last August about my kiddo not making a school team . She was consumed with disappointment . She’s never really experienced disappointment like that before & I encouraged her to use that experience to build...