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July 14th, 2014

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Exodus 17:8-16

A battle is raging. Strategic decisions need to be made or lives will be lost. Now is the time for leadership to stand out and make an impression. But where is Moses? Why isn’t he leading the troops, giving direction, planning out strategy? Instead, Moses heads for the hills along with Aaron and Hur.

Moses isn’t avoiding the battle; he is facing the battle in a different way. With Aaron and Hur on each side, Moses’ uplifted hands were an appeal to God that made the difference to those on the front lines.

When facing a difficult situation, our first response might be to take immediate action; to check our inventory of weapons and plan out a strategy. But as David knew when he faced Goliath, the battle isn’t won by sword or spear but by the powerful presence of the Lord working in and through His people.

Next time you face a difficult situation, take time behind the scenes to lift up your hands before God. Have one or two join you in prayer; as Jesus said, “where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them” (Matthew 18:20).

Author: Norayr Hajian


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