2 Corinthians 4:8-13 We’ve been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we’re not demoralized; we’re not sure what to do, but we know that God knows what to do; we’ve been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn’t left our side; we’ve been thrown down, but we haven’t broken. What they did to Jesus, they do to us—trial and torture, mockery and murder; what Jesus did among them, he does in us—he lives! Our lives are at constant risk for Jesus’ sake, which makes Jesus’ life all the more evident in us. While we’re going through the worst, you’re getting in on the best!
T-minus 60 hours until I leave for Haiti. And Satan is working overtime on me. If my car broke down today, it really wouldnt even phase me. From spending 2 hours with Dell customer service this morning at work to not feeling well to not having any alone time lately to having some crazy dreams and not sleeping well to some deeply intimate issues among some close people in my life to some deep internal battles I’m struggling with…Satan is attacking from every single angle. There’s so much on my mind and “to do” list that it could easily distract me from preparing mentally and emotionally for my upcoming trip to Haiti.
Times like these remind me of when Amalek came to fight Israel in Exodus 17. As long as Moses held his staff above his head, Israel won. The scriptures say this: “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.“
Today I am asking you to hold up my arms so that together, we can wage war on the enemy…we know that in the name of Jesus, we have already won the battle. But I can’t do it alone. I am tired, weary, and trying to fight this battle from every angle is just plain exhausting, let alone sucking away the precious time I have to get ready for my trip to Haiti. God wants to do great things in and through our team, I have no doubt. Will you pray for me and for my team as we prepare to go, that we will stand strong against the attacks of the enemy and that God will do mighty things in and through us? James 5:16 says the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
If you want to get prayer updates from my team while we’re gone, leave a comment below BEFORE Wednesday afternoon and I’ll try to get you on the list. Thanks.