Your Monday Muse featuring Andrew Ripp_March 2021
One year ago this month our world changed.
One year ago we came face to face with the unknown.
Everything about our lives was impacted by COVID.
The way we shopped.
The way we worked.
The way we celebrated.
The way we interacted.
The way we worshipped.
The way we grieves.
Nothing has been the same since.
And, even as a small business, we have been impacted.
We have had to release projects, change schedules, slow our pace, and pray for God’s provision.
Not one person in this world has been exempted from the challenges that this pandemic has wrought.
And, yet, God didn’t say we had to sit idly by and just wait.
He equipped us to be warriors and to fight the enemy with all we have.
And we have so much: Our Joy. Our Worship. Our Prayers. Our Faith. The Bible. Our God.
Some days it feels so heavy, but isn’t that exactly how the Israelites felt as they marched around Jericho. They were tired and overwhelmed and scared, but they kept marching. AND THEY HAD VICTORY!
Don’t give up, friends, when the weight of your world feels too heavy or too big. Just keep marching around that issue, that problem, that worry.
God is with you and He is for you. And, if you keep moving, HE WILL MAKE THE WALLS FALL DOWN!
“But Joshua had commanded the army, ‘Do not give a war cry, do not raise your voices, do not say a word until the day I tell you to shout. Then shout!’ ” Joshua 6:10
It’s been one of the hardest years of our lives and we have lost so much and so many, but we rejoice that you are still on your throne and you have been with us each and every day. We ask that you would move in a mighty way in our lives. We pray that you would give us the courage to continue marching against the darkness and we pray you give us the strength to be victorious against all the enemy tries to do to thwart us. We will march for you Jesus and we will watch as you tear down the walls of pain, anger, racism, sickness, loss, homelessness, loneliness, and so much more. We know you have the victory! Amen.