Wednesday, July 11, 2018

WOYWW: The Battle is not Yours

On my table this week:

I am making a sample for my upcoming workshop, “Wrapped with Prayer”

“Sing to Him, sing His praise, proclaim His wondrous deeds.” Psalm 105:2

In the busyness of life, the messiness of our schedules, the craziness happening around us, who has time to take time to praise God, to sing His praise, and proclaim His wondrous deeds? We can see the busyness, the messiness, the craziness as battles we have to face, armies coming against us, invading our peace.

The same happened to King Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20. Vast armies of the Moabites, Ammonites, and Meunites declared war against him from beyond the Dead Sea. Jehoshaphat was alarmed at this dreaded news and sought the Lord for guidance. He gave orders that everyone proclaim a fast for he knew they were powerless against this evil. I can’t help but compare this situation to what is happening in our country, how we too are powerless to stop the juggernaut of evil being pushed from the highest levels of power against us. We too need to fast, and this is exactly what our Bishops are asking us to do on the 17th to 19th of this month. (

God’s ways are certainly not our ways. When the people of Judah gathered together, one man prophesied, “This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours but God’s. Tomorrow march out against them. But you will not even need to fight.” The King appointed singers to walk ahead of the marching people, singing to the Lord and praising Him for His holy splendour. “Give thanks to the Lord; His faithful love endures forever!”

That is exactly what our Bishops advice as well! “Rejoice and be glad!” they exhorted. The more life becomes busy, the more our leaders become crazy, let us praise God harder and longer! Like Jehoshaphat and His people, let us keep our eyes on God and expect Him to fight our battles for us!

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