" After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying 'Give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever.' "
2 Chronicles 20:21
As Tuesday (hopefully our TPR date!!) approaches I am getting excited!! Where there may be fear for some I have refused to allow the enemy any territory here!! This verse was preached today and I love how the worshippers went AHEAD of the army! Can you imagine that happening in these times???? We are in a battle for our sweet Little Man but 2 Chronicles 20:15 says
"...Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's."
So God has the battle part taken care of so I am going to take the worshipper's stance! We have decided that we will prepare by praising God...telling of his faithfulness and goodness to us! We will rejoice!!! We are working from God's already completed victory for our Little Man :)
It has been a very lllllooooonnnnngggg (almost) 20 months of dealing with this situation and many times I have begged God to let this be OVER already!!! Another versed talked about today was 2 Corinthians 3:18 which says....
"And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the spirit."
The pastor helped me to realize that although I just want this to be over with and move on with life, God is taking us through the fire of this situation to make us look more like Him and experience His ever-increasing glory!!! We are being transformed more and more into His likeness!! If we had not experienced many of the things that we have had to go through we would not be the people we are today.
So we praise God for not leaving us the way we were, but growing us through this time. And, if for some reason God feels like this process is not over and TPR does not happen on Tuesday, then we will continue to follow and trust in Him and his good, pleasing, and perfect will for our lives. (Of course our prayer is still FREEDOM for our Little Man on 7/19!!!)
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28
So we ask you all to join in worshipping God and praying ahead of the battle on Tuesday!!! :-)