What can I do?

What can I do?

 This question is on my mind day and night.  Most of us want to take action but are feeling stranded at home, adrift.

Christian Army of the Lord;  These are three positive things you can do to help:

  • Believe that God has a miracle in store for the whole world in changing the course of this virus and economic situation if we HUMBLE OURSELVES AND PRAY.  (II Chronicles 7:140
  • Do something every day to help, no matter how seemingly small or insignificant. (Ephesians 2:10). For example: sign up to give blood – local drives are going on now; search your cupboards for new masks and gloves and find on-line donation sites such as maskmatch.com; check on your family and cheer them up with a card, text, phone call or especially FaceTime; send a check to a reputable organization – even a dollar makes a difference; check with your local church, on-line, to see if there is some little way you can be of assistance; see a problem – start a problem-solving website; gain control of one corner of your house so that you are a more effective servant of the Lord.  Most importantly, PRAY.  EVERYONE CAN PRAY for a miraculous change in the trajectory of the course of this disease.  By doing SOMETHING, you will feel a little more in control of your environment and in doing SOMETHING, you will see God at work in so many ways.
  • Be thankful (Psalm 107:8-9), praise, worship, think of your many blessings – put on happy songs and dance around, lift some soup cans or weights, go on a socially distanced walk and wave to another walker – get some movement in your life – have faith that GOD IS MOVING IN THE WORLD AND IN THIS CRISIS, even as you are.

You are part of the larger, Great and Mighty Army of the Lord.  We do not have to concede defeat – rather, let’s get up and do something by getting on our knees and praying for the miracle of the humbled and the humble.

Father, in Jesus Name, we come to you and thank you for each and every blessing in our lives.  We pray that you will show each of us how WE CAN TAKE ACTION and how WE SHOULD REST in YOUR PEACE today. We humble ourselves before you, confessing our sins before you.   We, the Christian Army of the Lord, ask You, as a nation and world at war with this silent enemy that is attacking on two fronts, health and economic, to send us a miraculous intervention and to stop this deadly pestilence.  Raise us up as an army of worshipers, peacemakers, action-takers and miracle-believers.  Give us Faith which is the Victory.  Thank you for hearing and answering our prayers, Lord.  Amen. 

 

Faith is the Victory – Click here to listen
©2020 Arrangement Wendy James / Kingdomrock Music. Lyrics by John Henry Yates, circa 1850.

Lyrics: 

“Encamped along the hills of light,
Ye Christian soldiers rise,
And press the battle ere the night
Shall veil the glowing skies;
Against the foe in vales below
Let all our strength be hurled;
Faith is the victory, we know,
That overcomes the world.

Faith is the victory!
Faith is the victory!
O glorious victory,
That overcomes the world.
His banner over us is love,
Our sword the Word of God;
We tread the road the saints before
With shouts of triumph trod.
By faith, they like a whirlwind’s breath,
Swept on o’er every field;
The faith by which they conquered death
Is still our shining shield.
On every hand the foe we find
Drawn up in dread array;
Let tents of ease be left behind,
And onward to the fray.
Salvation’s helmet on each head,
With truth all girt about,
The earth shall tremble ’neath our tread,
And echo with our shout.
To him that overcomes the foe,
White raiment shall be giv’n;
Before the angels he shall know
His name confessed in heav’n;
Then onward from the hills of light,
Our hearts with love aflame,
We’ll vanquish all the hosts of night,
In Jesus’ conqu’ring name.”

(Accompanying this post is a rough take of Wendy singing Faith is the Victory. She writes:  “This is a fresh take on a hymn text that was written a very long time ago. I was inspired to play with the melody and chordal structure to make it feel more modern to our ears- the original lyric is so perfect for today.” Her hope is that this music will raise your spirits and that you might be able to feel like there is something positive that you can do to help the world today.)