Day 21 - 144 Babies Saved!! Praise You Lord!!
The Lord is doing amazing things in this campaign and you may click here to read some great news about it! We are officially over the half way mark and Mary sent out a wonderful, encouraging email to everyone. The rally is coming up on Saturday night, and I am excited about joining ALL OF YOU, my fellow prayer warriors!! What a glorious time we will have together, to refresh one another in the Lord. Which makes me think of all the Pro Lifers who have been in this for many, many, years, and have seen the laws not be favorable to them. In fact, they have watched it grow worse, despite their valiant efforts in the name of Jesus Christ. Let us lift them up in prayer to be renewed in spirit and mind! For they are the true heroes. I am thankful the Lord has called me out with all of you, and I enjoy listening to the hows and whys of individuals now involved in the Pro Life movement. The passion is so very contagious!
Got a question as usual. How is everyone doing? Any personal battles or attacks been going on in your life? Or is it just the usual everyday irritations getting to you? Spoke with a friend this morning who was listening to a sermon about spiritual attacks, and how it isn't always the devil. We are also battling our flesh and the world. I can say a healthy AMEN to that. Fleshly desires don't go away on their own, and the world, well... it is growing darker. In fact, if you stop right now and think about the things attacking you, along with how you are responding to the attacks, it might give you a clue as to what you are battling. Flesh, world, or satan? (I don't like to capitalize the s on satan even if word check tells me to!) Believe me, I have my battles, and it seems one area has really heated up, and I find myself responding from the flesh in anger. In fact, every time the battle comes up there is anger. Now righteous anger is good, and there is some of that involved that I could try and lay claim to, but it wouldn't work. Because God knows the truth. He knows my heart. So I might as well lay everything out in front of Him, and ask for His help. That is what I did. Psalm 50:15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble, I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me. The battle I am in has grown to be too much. What about you? Is the battle you are personally in too much? We know the battle we are in with the Pro Life movement is way too much for us!! I wonder, if God, in all His glory and majesty loves to rescue us when it is way too much! For when it gets to that point we know there is no way we can do it ourselves, it is too far gone. Interesting thought, huh? Kind of a biblical thought with many stories to back it up! Alright.... so I laid my battle out to the Lord and ask Him for a Word to stand on. A verse to stand on to know that my God and Savior has heard my cry for help. The battle is not yours....is what I seemed to hear the Lord speak. So I looked up verses with battle is not yours and this is the one I was led to. 2 Chronicles 20:15 Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but Gods. I read the entire chapter 20 and it was wonderful. It spoke of how the King sought the Lord when he heard a great multitude was coming against him and the people. The Lord sent a prophet to tell the King the battle is not his, but God's. Do you know what the people did? They stood still and praised God! Do you know what God did? He had the enemy destroy themselves by fighting with one another. They were their own destruction. Stop and think about that for a few minutes. He is a good God and is all about glorifying Himself! This morning during prayer the question kept coming to me, "what is the most important thing in life?" What is the most important thing in your life? What is it that motivates and keeps you going? What is it that gets you through the day? We can be motivated by a lot of different things or people. We can go from one thing to another, and back to the other, and then to something entirely different. In fact, sometimes we can do it without even thinking!! It happens to me a lot it seems! I can definitely be motivated about getting off of work, not going to work!! So, as I went through my list, it seems the one thing I got down to that would make everything alright in my life, regardless of where I was, or what was happening to me, was this.....the presense of God. Didn't the disciples love being with Jesus because they knew everything would be alright as long as they were with Him? Of course, they didn't understand everything that was going on, but they knew Jesus. We can't walk physically with Jesus now, but we can walk spiritually with Him, because of the Holy Spirit that indwells us. As I went to pray at the clinic today I wanted to be alone in His presence and just pray and pray and pray...... There was no one else praying at the clinic when I arrived, and even Jessica didn't join me today. (what a coincidence? I think not!) As I began walking back and forth in front of the clinic, it seems my praying began to turn into praising. Then my praising began to turn into singing. Then before I knew it, my sign was on the ground and my hands were lifted in the air to praise my Lord and Savior, who is so good and worthy and deserving of every word of praise from my lips. For a while there was nothing but praise, and there was no one, but me and Him. It did not matter if there were cars driving by, or people walking by, or people staring at me. It didn't matter if people thought I was crazy, or people thought I was sane. I didn't care. I only cared that my Lord and God is worthy of all praise I can give....because He is Life, and He is Goodness, and He is my Savior. I truly felt the presence of the Lord as I prayed for His spirit to fall on the clinic...for the clinic workers to be able to see His goodness and beauty and Love. It makes me wonder if while I was doing this, was there an argument going on inside the clinic to try and figure out if I really was insane!! Who cares!! Me and the Lord had a wonderful, special time together!! Shall we praise Him my prayer warrior friends? Shall we really confuse the enemy??