Yesterday we watched a historic moment unfold, as Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court… ?☀️
I believe we watched as God put another piece of His puzzle together…and into place.
We are getting to watch His beautiful redemptive plans unfold as we watch Him, piece by piece—being put into its place.
The picture is beginning to form. ✍???
We are watching as He moves each “piece”—each person, each answer to prayer, each “yes” to God…. into its place.
He’s setting it up.
He’s setting us up to be able to do what we’ve been created to do.
He’s setting us up to see what we’ve been created for.
He’s setting us up to discover a glimpse of why we’ve been created to live… in such a time as this.
And every single piece, every single part, every single role, every single “yes, Lord” is different for all of us, but every single one is just as important as the other. Every single one, big and small, seen or unseen, matters to the Lord.
…And we’re watching it unfold. ?
It’s unfolding in the world around us, in the lives around us, and in our own lives.
Yes, it’s so beautifully unfolding in this troubling, dark year of “2020”…
His LIGHT is shining in. And we are getting to see…
Father, You have prepared us…and You are preparing us…because You know what we need to be able to endure these times and to shine Your light into the world.
“In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted…”—2 Timothy 3:12
May we be have the courage and the boldness to step up and to step in, regardless of the persecution.
And may we remember and realize the things we need reminding of.
“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.”—Romans 12:14
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.”—Matthew 5:12
Lord, we know that persecution will happen, You’ve said that it will…
But we know that in You, we’ve been made able to endure, and we’ve been made able to stand firm, and we’ve been made able to have great, unexplainable joy and peace through it all.
And we’ll take great comfort knowing that Your will is being in done on earth, as it is in heaven.
As I was praying for Judge Amy Coney Barrett and her family this morning, and all that she is enduring in this time, the Lord led me to Psalm 121…
God Protects Us
121 A song of the stairway
1–2 I look up to the mountains and hills, longing for God’s help.
But then I realize that our true help and protection
come only from the Lord,
our Creator who made the heavens and the earth.
3 He will guard and guide me, never letting me stumble or fall.
God is my keeper; he will never forget nor ignore me.
4 He will never slumber nor sleep;
he is the Guardian-God for his people, Israel.
5 Jehovah himself will watch over you;
he’s always at your side to shelter you safely in his presence.
6 He’s protecting you from all danger both day and night.
7 He will keep you from every form of evil or calamity
as he continually watches over you.
8 You will be guarded by God himself.
You will be safe when you leave your home
and safely you will return.
He will protect you now,
and he’ll protect you forevermore!”
Thank You, Lord. Thank You for placing Your people into their places so perfectly. Thank You that we have endurance, and we have peace, and we have VICTORY in You! Thank You for so faithfully leading us into what You have created us to do. May Your will be done in this earth, as it is in heaven, and may we realize joyfully… and with wonder and excitement… that we’ve been created to live in a beautiful, historic time—a time when Your people shine so brightly into the darkness, and into the world.