If you have read any of my past posts, you know that God speaks to me through songs. Psalm 40:3 says, "He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what He has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord." I'll hear a new song on the radio, or sometimes even hear an old song, and God stirs up my heart something He wants me to learn from that song. Then it becomes a long process of researching things in the song or just watching how God reveals things out of that song to me in other ways.
This is the most current song that God is speaking through. Chris Tomlin, "Whom Shall I Fear?"
The first time I heard it I focused on The God of Angel Armies. In my bible reading it has constantly been talking about The God of heaven's armies. I'm reading about Elisha and how he asked God to open the eyes of his servant to see the angel armies all around them. (How many times have I asked God to open my eyes to see that?!) There was even a children's church lesson that I got to teach about that story. God has been showing me that He is all around. Protecting us, supporting us, keeping us walking where we need to be walking.
Even in a season when my spirits have been a little more down than usual, God has shown me that I'm down, but not out. He is protecting me from Satan's fiery darts even as I lay helpless. Kind of reminds me from something from Narnia and the battles they fought.
More recently, I've been focusing in that song on the phrase, "You are faithful!" The Corsars are strong, but we are only strong because God is faithful to us. Without him, we would crumble. We feel so many attacks, but I'm starting to feel that God is taking the brunt of those attacks for us. We are only feeling some slight aftershocks of what is going on around us. If my spirit eyes were opened, I would see flaming horses and the biggest brightest angels positioned all around my house. They are trotting alongside my van. They are filled shoulder to shoulder in our new church. Swinging from the rafters, they are. Swooping down the give high fives to the kids who fill the children's areas. They position themselves outside of Michael's office while he's trying to study. That is one place they are definitely fighting hard for now. It seems when you dive in to do the things God wants you to do, you might as well walk outside with a bullseye on your back. And man, those attacks hurt!
Regardless, God is faithful. "Nothing formed against me shall stand. You hold the whole world in Your hands. I'm holding on to Your promises. You are faithful!"
That's where we'll be standing...should you need us.