Christina Bennett, Board Chairperson
It begins with an attack on the people of God. King Jehoshaphat’s first response to the news that the Israelites would be attacked by the Moabites and Ammonites is to “resolve to inquire of the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah.” Opposition typically requires (or compels) us to draw near to the Lord.
He then inquires of the Lord… “Our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” It was clear that there would be no victory without God’s help.
~ See 2 Chronicles 20:15-24 ~
God defeated their enemies supernaturally as they praised the Lord. Never underestimate the power of your praise. It consistently brings confusion to the enemy’s camp, just as it did for Hezekiah, Gideon, and Joshua for the walls of Jericho. As we continue in our efforts, it’s important to realize that the battle for the unborn and their mothers is a spiritual one and that it is God who goes before us.
The consistent plan to a victory is to rehearse God’s word, His promise and mission for Alight, and to offer our praises and yield to His will for our Center (and the centers to come in the future).
It’s interesting to note that, not only did they gain a victory as God supernaturally ambushed the enemy as they praised, but they also walked out with so much “plunder” and spoils of their enemies that it took three days to collect it all! Similarly, to how the Israelites walked out of Egypt with the spoils of Egypt. God defends his people and blesses them above and beyond.
As the Alight Center continues to be a beacon of light in Columbia, Greene, and the surrounding counties we are relying on God to be victorious as we minister to young women and men, helping them to understand the value of human life and giving them a glimpse of Jesus with the hope that they might find salvation through Him. You can stay up to date with what is happening at Alight by signing up for our monthly E-blast. You will know how to pray for those in your community and across the nation, hear about special events and opportunities to be a part of this life-saving work, and learn about special needs as they come up.