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“The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. 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, 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.”  (Exodus 17:8-13)

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“Keep your hands up!”  This was a thought that was strongly impressed upon me as I was washing dishes one morning.  I was going through a very trying time and at that moment I was thinking about everything that was going on and praying to God for a resolution.  Then I heard those words in my mind.

I immediately thought of the story of Moses holding up his hands during a battle against Israel and one of their enemies.  When Moses’ hands were held up, Israel started winning.  But when Moses’ hands got tired and he let them down, the enemy started winning.  Then two other men came and helped him keep his hands up in the air and eventually Israel won that battle.

I perceived that God was telling me that as long as I keep my hands up (i.e., praying to, praising, and worshiping Him — I believe with my hands held high), then He would give me favor in my battles, just like He did for Israel when Moses kept his hands up.

God got me through that particular battle victoriously.  There have been others since then, and He’s always gotten me through.  And I expect there to be more in the future.  I will continue to keep my hands held high to God in an attitude of prayer, praise, and worship to Him – in and out of the spiritual and physical battles that I face.

I hope this encourages you, the reader, to do the same.  Be blessed!

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