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Make your move - Covid-19


💭💭💭 Think about your grandkid interviewing you as a covid-19 survivor:

“What was it like? Did you really not wipe your butt? How did you survive? What got you through the trama? You really only got Starbucks while you were already out on a grocery run?”, asked the imaginary grandson.


“Well, yes, sunny, I really only had life juice, I mean Starbucks coffee, while I was already on essential errand. Luckily, I made friends with the neighbors who had stockpiled TP so I was actually able to wipe my butt. I made it through because God showed up for me. God came in and made His move to show off His power for me….” said in the best little old lady, grandma voice ever.💭💭💭



So the song, “This is a Move” (and many others including Backyard Beach on repeat by Phineas and Ferb. #momlife) have helped calm my heart lately. I encourage you to listen to it! (not the Phineas and Ferb one because it will be stuck in your head for days!)





While listening to the song these phrases came up in my spirit:

1. This right here, is a move.

2. This right here was a move that the devil tried.

3.But this right here is a move that God’s going to use.

4.This right here is the shift we needed personally and culturally.

5.This right here is going to work together for your good.

6.This right here will be your testimony!


I’m going to break down each line and explain what they mean to me:


1.This right here is a move.

This!!! This moment. This coronavirus can be a move in and for your family. Even if covid-19 hasn’t actually affected your family in anyway, we all face situations that bring fear and unrest in normal life. But I know that whatever you are facing right this second, it is the beginning of a new move for you and your family. This is not just a virus but a change, a shift, a move, a miracle for you!


2. This right here was a move that the devil tried.

Okay, here’s a bold statement….This virus is NOT God’s judgment on us. This is not something that is “our” fault. This IS a virus cooked up by the devil meant to wipe the church out. This is the devils last ditch move to silence God's people! Covid-19 is the devils move that is going to backfire in his face like a rusted, okie-rigged, sawed off shotgun. This is strictly the devil, not God. Our God is good and He is for us!


Isaiah 54:19 No weapon formed against you shall prosper,

It says that the weapon might be formed but IT WILL NOT PROSPER! The devil tried his move with the coronavirus but it isn’t going to work!


This song is spot on when it comes to this topic.



3.But this right here is a move that God’s going to use.

God is going to use this pandemic to make His ‘Check Mate’ move! God will, in this chaos, take this move the devil tried and overtake it. He⬆️ is going to use the very thing the devil tried and shove it back into his ⬇️face. Take that sucker!


4.This right here is the shift we needed personally and culturally.

My perspectives have changed so much in the last two weeks. My desires have changed. My focus has changed. My community has changed! What I hold most dear has changed in the last few days.


Toilet paper, while important isn’t as important as the safety of my kids and husband. Starbucks coffee, while I believe to be valuable “life juice”, is surprisingly not as important as knowing we are together as a family and in a peaceful atmosphere. My life has shifted.


Two weeks have made a difference not only in my personal life but in the life of my city, state, nation and in the entire world. I believe this was EXACTLY what our world and especially christians needed to shift into the right position to make our next move back towards God.


🎶Do the next right thing.🎶 Be like Anna. Do the next right thing. (hint: It’s just turning your focus back onto God and letting Him love you) We all needed this shift to turn us back to God.



5.This right here is going to work together for your good.

Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God…” God is going to take the very thing the devil tried to wipes us out with and turn it around for our good!!!! He is going to take covid-19 and move it in a way that that is for our betterment! He is making His own move with the lame move the devil tried to pull. The new move God is making right now, will change our lives forever and for the better!!


In this stressful, uncertain, unprecedented time in our lives God takes the negative situation and turns it around to actually work in our favor.


He takes the stress, fear, sickness, anxiety, instability and makes it all work out better for us...Because we love Him....and we love Him because He first loved us-1 John 4:19!


He loved us first. Before we knew about who He was, He loved us. Before we made the decision to love God, He made His decision to love us. We are only capable of loving Him because He loved us first...and because we love Him He causes EVERYTHING to work together for our good!


6.This right here will be your testimony!

Think about your grandkid interviewing you as a covid-19 survivor.

“What was it like? Did you really not wipe your butt? How did you survive? What got you through the trama? You really only got Starbucks while you were already out on a grocery run?” Asked the imaginary grandson.

“Well, yes, sunny, I really only had life juice, I mean coffee, while I was already on an errand. Luckily, I made friends with the neighbors and they had stockpiled TP so I was actually able to wipe my butt. I made it through because God showed up for me. God came in and made His move to show off his power for me….” said in the best little old lady, grandma voice.


You will have a testimony!! Your will have a story to tell that shows how God showed up for you! The scary moment you are facing right now will be your triumph story. This coronavirus (or whatever you are facing) is just the start of your next move towards a victory!


The very thing meant to take you out is the very thing that is bringing about a move towards your bright, healthy, prosperous future!


Last thoughts:

God saw this day coming before we even loved Him back.


God saw your fear. God saw your need. God saw your situation. God saw your job situation. He looked at you and knew you'd be facing the need for a "normal" amount of toilet paper and go to 5 different stores to try to find some and still walk away with none. He knew! And guess what?!?! He made a way!!! He moved what needed to be moved to make provision for you.


The devil tried to make his move.

God is making His move.

Next, we can make our move back to God and we will live to tell the story of the great move of God during the corvid-19 pandemic of 2020.


Picture the little boy years from now soaking up all the stories of how God showed up and showed off in your life simply because He loves you. Picture wearing your crocheted sweater and nanna glasses and telling of how God still supplied you with enough toilet paper to actually get pooh off your butt and how God made everything work out for your good.






Thank you for reading this blog. I hope it helps you get through whatever you are facing today. From potty training to teenager raising to this stupid covid-19, I hope you can have a peaceful day in spite of your circumstances.

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