I LOVE these girls…
I’ve had the pleasure… no, the blessing of being their DG Leader (Discipleship Leader) for five years!
I have seen them grow from adorable pre-teens in the seventh grade to beautiful teenagers now in the eleventh grade…right before my eyes.
Time is going too fast.
And I cry just thinking about them heading off to college soon and only having one more year left of them coming into my home one night a week…
I have so treasured our time together…
And so have my own daughters… they look forward to “DG” night in our home and can’t wait to see the girls.
Five years ago I set out to be a blessing to them and here my family and I are the ones blessed.
It has been wonderful for my own daughters to see their mom and my discipleship girls open God’s Word together, pray together and witness the importance of sharing life’s ups and downs… together.
Years of tears and laughter have been shared around my kitchen table and I wouldn’t have it any other way… along with all kinds of yummy treats their moms would send with them each week.
It has been a joy.
There are many things in life that I’m passionate about… God’s Word, translated Bible study resources for our sisters in Christ around the world… and THIS… reaching the next generation.
We need each other.
The older generation mentoring the younger generation… sowing seeds of faith and wisdom for the future… trusting God with the harvest.
We see this relationship in our text for today between Moses and Joshua.
Moses invested in Joshua’s life and when the time came for battle… and as Christians we are always in a battle, whether seen or unseen, Joshua responded with obedience and action.
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… Exodus 17:9-10
The importance of the Body of Christ comes into view as we begin to read this story further…
To win this battle, it was going to take more than one person.
More than just Moses.
More than just Joshua.
It was going to take a whole community.
EACH person was equipped to play a very important role to win this battle against the Amalekites.
And the Amalekites were not an easy group to go into battle against.
They were the descendants of Amalek, a grandson of Esau. They were a nomadic tribe who made part of their living by raiding other tribes and carrying off the plunder. My Bible commentary states that these people killed for pleasure… not the sort of group you’d want to go against if you know what I mean.
But here in this story, we see the beauty of the Body of Christ in action.
Joshua physically goes into battle with his chosen men.
Moses spiritually goes into battle praying.
BOTH are needed to win this war…
One without the other and the Israelite nation is doomed.
And as Moses battles through prayer… his arms grow tired… that’s when Aaron and Hur step in.
As faithful friends, they both come along side Moses, each holding up one of his arms.
Without them and the support they offered their tired leader… the battle would have been lost.
Ohhh friends… we need each other. We CANNOT win these battles alone! We need God and we need the Body of Christ to help hold up our arms. We need men and women who will go to the hill top and pray over us. We need friends who will come along side us and hold up are arms as we grow weary…
We were not made to do battle alone.
We were made for community…
We were made to work together…
We were made to be the Body of Christ…
We each have an important role to play. No one’s role is more important than any one else’s.
We are a team and we need each other!
Who has been a Moses, Joshua, Aaron or Hur in your life? How has God used them to help you endure and win some of your battles? How have your LGG groups helped you as you’ve went through your own personal battles in life?
Love God Greatly!
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