Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A battle thats worth fighting

My friend Cindy is fighting a battle that has affected her to the very core of who she is. She is having surgery Wednesday January 21st. I believe we were not meant to fight our battles alone, but rather join in where God is at work and do what we can,


The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. Moses said to Joshua, "Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands."
So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. 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. So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Write this on a scroll as something to be remembered and make sure that Joshua hears it, because I will completely blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven."
Moses built an altar and called it The LORD is my Banner. 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." Exodus 17:8-16

The above scripture speaks of a battle that Joshua went out to fight. While he was down fighting on the field, Moses was up on the hill with his arms stretched out praying to God. He was intercessing and being a channel for God to bring the power that Joshua needed.

Gods power brings deliverance to His people through prayer.

We are dependent on God through prayer.

Prayer is the battle.

Pray for Cindy.

May we join a battle that is worth fighting. May we pray and watch God release the power for this battle, a battle that is victorious. A battle that brings glory and honor to His kingdom.

Update: Cindy's mom just called and said Cindy has made it out of surgery! All went well! She is on her way to recovery. So keep praying the battle is not over! I love you all and praise God for you and the power He is releasing in your prayers! Thank you!


TAMI said...

We've been praying in many battles on this front as well. It belongs to Him - the battle and the victory. By His Spirit we go forth in hope and peace and power!!

Sue J. said...

I prayed for her last night and her going in to the hospital this morning. And this morning, it really struck me that there are others lifting hands this morning doing the same thing.

I know He will relieve her anxiety and bring her through as surely as He has been with her so far. What a side blessing, today, to "see" the ones holding her up! God is the One doing the work and in control, but He still calls us to lift those holy hands.....

Cindy said...

Praying for Cindy today!
Even posted on my blog!!!

Chatty Kelly said...

So many fighting this battle, I pray God will hold each of them in his arms and they can tangibly feel Him.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I haven't been over for a few days and didn't know of your being sick. I pray you will know some relief soon. In the meantime, prayers for you and for Cindy.

How we need our prayer warriors!

peace be with you~elaine

My Army Brats and Me said...

Thanks for praying and gathering more great people to pray as well... Mike

Amy said...

thanks for the reminder that we are not alone. I'll keep praying. Blessings.