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.
He’s still doing Fresh new thingsYou see, God never stops moving . His spirit never stops moving . HE DOESN’T STOP. But what has He gotten us to do right now ? Stop. Everything is cancelled . But GOD isn’t cancelled ! His Love isn’t cancelled. His provision isn’t...
I’m hearing a lot of clients ask “am I doing this ok? “
What they’re asking is, am I navigating this pandemic okay? Is my anxiety normal ? Is my fear rational ? Am I depressed because I feel sad or unmotivated ?
My answer? Yes . You are OKAY. No one, has ever written a manual before on how to manage your mental health during a global pandemic . There is no formula for this . There is no handbook.
In case you haven’t noticed humanity is really mucking it up lately. The division among us is greater than I’ve ever lived through in my 4+ decades. I didn’t live during the civil rights era and so I can imagine it was far scarier division. But in my small spectrum of time on this planet, this feels like the most intense division I’ve ever lived through…