The last three years have been extremely challenging for many in more ways than
one. The world has gone from one crisis to the next and it has been hard to keep our
thoughts in line with what is “pure and lovely”, as it says in Philippians 4:8, when
everything around us seems to be falling apart. At some point in 2020 it felt like we had
stepped into The Twilight Zone or some Dystopian nightmare that we still haven’t quite
woken up from. Things have never quite gotten back to normal. But just like a t-shirt
that I saw the other day said...Normal isn’t coming back, JESUS IS!
We are literally living out the book of Revelation in real time every single day. The latest
events being the conflict that is playing out in Israel, not to mention the war for the very soul
of our own nation!
When we are surrounded by chaos and turmoil on every front, we must fight to keep
our eyes on Jesus! This is the only way to make it through these battles with any sense
of peace or security. We have to keep putting one foot in front of the other and stay
focused on Him. What we focus on we empower. We must also remember to help others.
There are so many people that are lost and hurting right now.
“Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in
any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the
sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.”
2 Corinthians 1:4-5
God has strategically placed people in each one of our lives that we are uniquely
equipped to help. We still have our Kingdom assignments as long as we are here on this
I watched a movie the other day that touched me so deeply. It was a true story about a World War 2 Veteran named Desmond Doss. He was a conscientious objector who did not believe in carrying a gun, but he wanted to serve his country, so he entered into the service as a medic. They all made fun of him and tried to make him quit, but he pushed
through and ended up receiving the Medal of Honor from President Truman for single-handedly carrying 75 men to safety in one night from the top of Hacksaw Ridge in the middle of enemy fire. Every time he would go back up for another one he would pray, “Please help me get one more Lord!” And I just wept. This should always be our prayer!
My own grandfather fought in World War 2 as well. He was in the Navy. We are so blessed that he is still living and active at 96! He inspires me every day because not only is he still active physically, but he is also still out there doing the Lord’s work! He goes to the nursing home on Wednesdays to lead the residents in prayer, worship, and Bible Study. I don’t know about you, but that sure does make me want to get out and do more!
I absolutely love getting to be a part of what God is doing at Rock Bottom Ranch. It is such an honor and privilege to be about my Father’s business here in this place. Seeing the light turn on in each woman’s eyes as they grow closer to Jesus each day is my favorite part of being here. I wake up every morning genuinely excited to come to work. I know what a huge blessing that is. Not everyone gets to say that, and I am truly grateful. I want to always live in that place of joyous expectancy as I partner with God on this assignment.
Today, please help me get one more Lord!
Written by: Ginger Cato Brown