I attended a benefit dinner a few nights ago for our local Crisis Pregnancy Center. It was a special night of learning more intimately about this ministry, their vision, their needs and their passion to reach others.
I’m not sure if this is happening to you all, but it seems everywhere I turn I am either seeing something or hearing something that reminds me of our Circle books? You too?
The founder of the Pregnancy Center spoke during her ministry update and at one point she started talking about the battle between the Israelites and Amalekites in Exodus. She talked about how when Moses lifted his arms, the Israelites would gain ground. She went on to say that when Moses got tired, God sent Aaron and Hur to stand with him and help hold his arms high.
The beautiful ministry update ended by Tara asking for help – to hold her arms high. She’s been running this ministry for 20+ years. She still has a vision of growth from God, she needs support, she needs resources, she needs people to help hold her tired arms high in the midst of God’s mighty work.
How many of us feel that exact same way right now in the midst of our own circumstances?
I opened my devotional book tonight and when my eyes hit the verse for today, I just let out a smile – because I knew God sent me a wink and a tiny little sign…”Yes, my child…listen closely…pay attention!”
Aaron and Hur held his hands up ~ one on one side, one on the other. Exodus 17:12
Not only do I need to be surrounded in my life by those that will help hold my arms high, I have to be the same for those that need me. God brings each of us to and through seasons where we need to depend on Him and those that He sends our way.
Do you remember the game Red Rover from childhood? I always DREADED this game as a youngster – probably because I was the wimpy kid that didn’t have an athletic bone in her body…just sayin’!
Anyways, the point of Red Rover was to lock arms and hold tight so that the other side couldn’t break through. If they got through, they got to take you with them back to their territory.
Isn’t that exactly like the enemy facing us on that other side? He’s running towards us, with all intentions of breaking through and pulling us to his side.
If we lock arms and hold onto to each other for dear life, he can’t do it. No matter how strong his force might be charging at us, we have the superkid on our side. His name is Jesus and He’s never lost a game yet! He’s standing right beside us – along with each other, arms locked and ready to face the battle.
Let’s hold each others’ arms, shall we?
I cannot tell you how much it means for you to share your experiences, your questions, your frustrations, your testimonies, your WHATEVER with our group.
Only when we know how to help, can we fully circle for each others needs.
I’m encouraged and motivated daily by you all. You are impacting my life and I too am forever changed by this journey we are taking together. God’s not done with us, He’s only just begun.
Also, I have really long arms if you ever need them 🙂