The Fight of Faith….
Lord when I’m weary
“When Moses’ arms grew tired, Aaron and Hur brought a stone for him to sit on, while they stood beside him and held up his arms, holding them steady until the sun went down. In this way Joshua totally defeated the Amalekites.” Exodus 17:12-13
I want y'all to take a minute, picture the heavy moments of life, the earth shattering moments, the “Lord I’m not going to make it” moments.
Now picture the messengers, the prayer warriors, the life givers, the hope bringers.
Now let me give you a truth, God will put you in, allow situations that are too much, that you will feel weary. But He will never forsake you, not even in those moments.
This beautiful scripture in Exodus is a prime example.If go back in the book of Exodus, this was just one of the many tasks and anointings Moses was given in his relationship with God.
And if we are honest this was probably one of less heavy ones. But God! At the moment of weariness, at the moment of “ God why?!?” He sent help, he sent load bearers, someone to help take up this cross. God didn’t take the assignment away, He sent others to come alongside Moses.
Get. A. Village. Get you some prayer warriors, get you some truth tellers.
All of this are such blessings. I have and am walking through seasons in life where I could not have made it to the other side of the Kingdom mission without my arm lifters.
The ones who bring meals, take kids to school, are on their knees pleading to God on my behalf.
At this point you maybe asking “Denise, where do I start on building this village?”
I can’t give you a perfect formula, but I can give you some insight.
The obvious would be to pray about it. Take some time and right names of people you connect with even on the smallest level.
I also always make it a point to challenge myself to be around those who are nothing like me. We each have something to offer in how God has designed us. Be like minded in Christ, Yes...but our world views are all salted a little differently, and it makes for beautiful flavoring of friendship.
Finally, I seek those that have something I admire. Not in a way that it turns into coveting, but maybe I admire the way she prayers, bakes, or how she has an amazing knack for self care. We are bounded together by learning from on another.
We are reminded over and over again in scripture of communities coming together, surrounding the weakening, providing for one another.
Can I just leave you one more sweet truth? I worry less and surrender to God more when I serve others even in my own pain and trials.
Fight together. Fight in the name of the Kingdom, take up arms and Fight for your sister.
~In God's love, fighting with the village strength of a warrior,
***This work was originally written for a journal of stories for the Saturated Women’s Conference in Columbia, SC