Leaders

Birthdays, Christmas, Tests, Results, Health, Weather, Game Time, Fridays, Sundays, Wednesdays, Vacations, Mission Trips, Heaven. What do all those above have in common? Some make you anxious while others we greatly anticipate. Some of them have moments of temporary excitement yet long lasting memories. Some bring moments of disappointment and despair, but only one of […]

Birthdays, Christmas, Tests, Results, Health, Weather, Game Time, Fridays, Sundays, Wednesdays, Vacations, Mission Trips, Heaven.

What do all those above have in common? Some make you anxious while others we greatly anticipate. Some of them have moments of temporary excitement yet long lasting memories. Some bring moments of disappointment and despair, but only one of them produces eternal rewards…Heaven.

10 So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill.
11 As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning.
12 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. (Exod. 17:10-12 NIVO)
15 Moses built an altar and called it The LORD is my Banner.
16 He said, “For hands were lifted up to the throne of the LORD. The LORD will be at war against the Amalekites from generation to generation.”
(Exod. 17:15-16 NIVO)

Do you remember who was on the battlefield? The entire Israelite army with a man named Joshua leading the charge. It took everyone to win the battle in front of them. It took 2 people named Aaron and Hur to hold up the arms of Moses. God was involved in all.
The mission in front of us all requires a total team effort and an intentional focus on the challenges and opportunities our Lord provides us all. He never expected nor expects any one person to do it all. Victories come through team efforts. Each person intentionally choosing to put in individual efforts, helping hold up arms until the war is won.
Give thanks to the Joshuas, Aarons, Hurs, Moseses, and the soldiers in your life. Heaven awaits. Let us love deeply and live with Heaven in mind.

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