FMF: {support}

 

More-FMF-Square-Images-10Five Minute Friday for September 15, 2017:  {support}

I’m way late, but we had a tropical storm come through Atlanta this past week.  I’m giving myself a bit of GRACE and taking my time.  Pondering with Holy Spirit about this word {support}.

I’ve seen so many examples of {support} this past week right here in my own neighborhood.  Lilburnites, Jeremy and Nikki, opening their home on Facebook to anyone of their friends in Southwest Florida who wanted to take refuge away from Hurricane Irma.  Astounding!  For all who think no one cares or gives or loves open-handedly anymore.  That’s just a plain lie.

For all who think no one cares or gives or loves open-handedly anymore.  That’s just a plain lie.  Filled with Holy Spirit, Jesus cared and gave and loved open-handedly through Jeremy and Nikki and then through other Lilburnites who saw their example and moved into action in {support} of them.

I loved my husband’s response…overhearing his conversation… “I’m not capable of this kind of human kindness.  This is Jesus.”

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I read {support} and I think support beam.  I think support beam and then my mind jumps to my Dad.  25 years with Eastern Airlines as a mechanic and then nothing.  The company is gone and his job is gone.  NO support there.  Earthly support is temporary.

My Dad went back to school and finished a 4-year construction degree at FIU in south Florida.  With his degree, he became a construction manager with Habitat for Humanity for a number of years before he retired.  He certainly helped to support families with affordable housing, but through Habitat, there was more support offered than just providing a roof over people’s heads.

People were taught sweat equity.  People learned to serve, get dirty, and give of themselves.  People learned to pray – not just for themselves, but for others in need.

Through Habitat for Humanity, my Dad ministered support to people far outside the earthly physical support beam of a house.Support Moses Aaron and Hur

Which brings my mind around to Moses and Joshua and Aaron and Hur.  Joshua was sent by Moses as battle commander to defeat the enemy forces, and Moses was Joshua’s prayer support.  However, this was a mighty, bloody and deadly battle against an enemy not so willing to give up territory.

As Moses prayed with His arms lifted high, Joshua and his army gained territory, but a man can only pray with arms lifted for so long before gravity takes over.  As Moses’ arms would weaken and fall the enemy forces would gain ground in the battle.

Huh, Moses providing prayer support needed support.

Anyone tracking with me on this pathway of thought?

Aaron and Hur brought a stone, on which Moses was able to sit, and then Aaron held up one of Moses’ arms and Hur held up the other.  They prayed and supported and prayed and supported together until the victory was won!

Ponders:

  1. What battle are you fighting while someone offers prayer support?
  2. Are you providing prayer support for someone in a battle?
  3. Does the prayer support need support?
  4. Let’s ask Holy Spirit to guide and direct us to a victory battle plan.  Holy Spirit will you bring the people to provide the prayer support and the arm support and the perseverance to pray until victory is won?