We must UNDERSTAND who fights with us and for us. So many times in life, the issues we face can feel so insurmountable because we fall into the line of thinking that we’re taking things on by ourselves. How often we forget how great and BIG a God we have!
The God we have standing for the things we stand for is one whose qualities are worth remembering every single day. He is not a lucky rabbit’s foot, a magic 8 ball, or a brazen or wooden image we keep in a little shrine in our living room. The God who stands for the beautiful lives of unborn children in the womb is none other than the very creator of this entire universe. He is the God who broke his own heart to give us his son, Jesus, as a Savior. He is the God who sends his Spirit into hearts of people to work the miracle of saving faith.
“But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding. When he thunders, the waters in the heavens roar; he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.” – Jeremiah 10:12-13
Prayer and meditation. That is where personally understanding God takes place, after diligent study of Truth found in God’s word. That’s why Jesus began teaching the disciples about praying with “Our Father, who art in heaven…” When we pray to God with acknowledgement of how awesome he is, we ourselves are reminded in our souls of the size of our God. Taking time in peace and quiet regularly, to meditate on our thoughts, His word, and evidence of Him – such as the grandeur of nature – helps reinforce just how amazing our Lord is. That’s who we call on for help in this pro-life battle!
Jeff is a husband, father, and graduate school student. He attends Hope Lutheran in Oconomowoc. Jeff’s background in ministry education and future in the counseling field reflect a heart that loves to serve others and make a difference. He shares his personal or spiritual reflections in his own time at www.missionpossiblejeffulrich.blogspot.com