If it had not been the Lord who was on our side— let Israel now say— (Psalm 124:1 ESV)
Day one of our 2nd Quarter prayer and fasting* and my first message is this: “If it had not been the Lord, who was on our side.”
A great start – because so many wonderful things happened in the last three months that truly was only because of the Lord. Our family is stronger, my marriage sweeter (I think ^^), and our circumstances – yes they are better – but more than that, it’s how we were able to experience trusting God through uncertainty that has made our faith stronger. I can’t remember a time like this. Therefore, a great reminder! None of these would have happened, if it had not been the Lord who was on our side.
I do not want this to be just a fad. Greater things are yet to come, greater things are still to be done. And it will still be through, and only because of, the Lord who is on our side.
*a specified period of time when we would give up some activities and replace them with time spent with God through prayer and reading the Bible. It was impressed in our hearts (and was reminded by the Holy Spirit) to do this quarterly, to remind us of what’s important and to keep us steady on the path where God wants us to be.