On Monday it was determined that today, Wednesday, would be a day of Prayer and Fasting with our friends around the world. What a joy to pray together for specific needs. We are also praying for the orphan, adoption, international adoption and that God would in His mercy, open countries that are closed and allow orphans to have a family forever!
Often in life, our greatest concerns, trials and battles are things that we cannot do one thing about. The situation is usually so out of our control – which is exactly the best place to be!! At that point we understand that the only one who can fight the battle is the Lord! And He friends, is the best of the best – a mighty and powerful warrior who can do anything!! He is the victor and in Him we can have the victory!!
One of my favorite verses when there is a battle raging is:
The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still. Exodus 14:14
Which means to me that I do not need to try to figure it out, I do not need to fret or stress. I just need to be still, trusting that He is working on our behalf.
There is also two other stories that are favorites: In 2 Chronicles 20 we are told of King Jehoshaphat leading the people of Judah into battle with singing. The story is incredible!! As the people worshipped their enemies fought among themselves and destroyed one another!! And in Acts 16 Paul and Silas had been thrown into jail in Philippi. They were not defeated though! With their feet in stocks they sang songs of praise and worship and while they were worshipping God sent an earthquake, the prison doors were flung open and the jailer trusted Christ as his Savior! Either of those scriptures are a great place to study today!
Oh the power of worship while the battle is raging!! We will have worship music on all day as we spend time before the throne today. Please share your requests below so we can pray for one another’s needs.