Sunday, June 26, 2016

Prayer Warrior (Enabler)

Prayer Warrior (Enabler) - by Laurie McTier

And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. Exodus 17:11-12

When I think of prayer, I immediately think of the word "Power". As we pray God reveals Himself to us and enables us to see the world through His eyes. God has been showing me recently that there are two branches of prayer. The first one is where Christians come before God and present their requests unto Him. But there is a second branch through which God reveals Himself to us...He longs to communicate with us and show us His character so that we can be examples of Christ to the world around us.

On a recent mission team, I served many roles, one of which was the photographer for the team. One afternoon we worked with a local church and held neighborhood outreaches in about six different areas of the community. In the last area where we worked, there was a soccer field right behind the park where we were sharing. When we arrived there were about twenty guys playing soccer. We held two drama presentations in the same spot, one geared to the children and one to the youth.

During the children's presentation, the soccer game continued and the guys became loud at times. However, during the youth presentation, I noticed that the soccer team had been divided up. Half of the guys were now sitting down trying to listen to the Gospel and half of them were trying to coerce the rest to come play ball.

God impressed upon my heart to begin walking toward the soccer field.  As I walked toward the edge of the field, near where half of the team was sitting down, I began to sense that God wanted me to intercede for the team, especially for the soccer players that they would not be distracted from hearing truth of God's love. Within less than five minutes, I began to look around. The rest of the soccer players had left the field. Some were also listening to the Gospel presentation and the rest of the guys had gone home.  I praise God for the ten to fifteen soccer players who prayed to receive Christ that afternoon.

God taught me many things through this illustration. As you work for God in whatever way He leads you, God will give you various roles and responsibilities. Some of us may not be able to stand up before one thousand people and preach or share our testimony, but each of us can pray for the individuals to whom we are ministering to that they might be receptive to the Gospel and that all obstacles will be removed.

I am reminded of Aaron and Hur in today's scripture reference. Moses and the children of Israel were at war with the Amalekites. Moses had sent Joshua and the army down to fight and now they were weary and about to lose the battle. Moses sought God on their behalf and could no longer hold up the fort. Aaron and Hur stepped up to the plate and held up Moses arms before God. The Israelites were victorious and each man served a vital role in the victory.

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