Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
We met for our monthly prayer day at camp. I thought we had a good number considering all the scare about the corona virus. Actually we had a very appropriate number....12! This day we met specifically to pray about the panic over the corona virus. We decided that it might be a good idea to try and defeat the enemy with prayer and worship! We talked about how Jehosaphat in the Bible inquired of the Lord, then he sent his singers out in front of the army. We decided if it worked for Jehosaphat, it would certainly work for us. (You can read the story in 2 Chronicles 20.)
So, we spent the day praying about the corona virus and singing praises. What the Lord does is up to Him, but we came away, trusting Him more than ever and with a deep peace and sense that everything is going to be ok. Tommy talked about how we all tend to focus on the problem and occasionally glance at Jesus. We should be focusing on Jesus and maybe every now and then glance at the problem..
As Tommy also said, he doesn't want to die a slow painful death, but he doesn't fear death itself. I trust God enough though that if He chooses to let me die that slow, painful death, He will give me the strength to bear it, and I trust in Him completely. "I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that HE is able to keep what I have committed unto Him against that Day." 2 Timothy 1:12.