Last night, I felt the Lord press upon my heart to go into today's prayer set the following morning without any preparation. No songs printed out, and no agenda prepared. With about 10 minutes until time to start, my friend and I got on the ground, guitar in hand, mics on, and started to just be honest about the “giants" or "mountains” we individually, and as a whole, are facing. Just us talking into the mic with no audience, but all of heaven in attendance. These heart cries began to pour out and ring into the air.
Simply as wanting more of Him, and not trying to “will” something to happened, beg, or speak with empty words. One of the prayers that came was for there to be an alter before us and so we could bring whatever situation was around us and drop it, while at the same time letting it go, moving our hands up and staying in a surrendered posture! Then the Lord brought to mind the story of Moses and the battle of Amalek.
See, what’s beautiful about this story is that Moses, in the middle of the battle, had to stand with his hands up in what we today call a “surrendered posture”. This posture is a universal stance that everyone understands. It shows everyone who can see that you are surrendering, with no weapons, and it truly is a vulnerable posture as you are fully exposed. Every time Moses would put his arms down, the Israelites would begin to lose. So what happened?
Aaron and Hur put a rock there for Moses to sit on, and they came and stood beside him, one on each side, and helped hold his arms up in the midst of being tired, for the rest of the battle, until sunset they stood together and the battle was won.
When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset.
There is so much to learn from this story, but what I want you to take away right now is that no matter the situation, giant, mountain or Amalekite that is facing you, know that you are not alone. Even though we could be in the middle of a battle, and it doesn't make sense to the world, get yourself in a surrendered posture. Surrender it all to God, and rest on the rock that is Truth, Life, Peace, and Joy and hold up your arms steadfast to Him! And if you begin to grow tried or weary know that He has sent those around you to help hold your arms up. Don’t isolate yourself in anything you are facing, and don’t let fear keep you from those around you. We, as brothers and sisters, are to help carry each other’s burdens and point their hand to God.
Written by a few for the many.