Ever had a leak in your house? We sure have! Numerous times. It can be quit messy and expensive, can’t it? But more crucial than a leak in our physical house is a leak in our spiritual house.
Solomon warned, “Through lowering of hands, the house leaks.” (Eccl. 10:18 Masoretic Text, emphasis mine) According to the definitions, if through inactivity, negligence, or idleness, we lower our hands from lack of prayer and praise, then the house begins to weep.
So, whose house is leaking? Whose house is weeping? Our house? Our child’s house? Our friend’s house? Our neighbor’s house? Our nation’s House?
On the mount of victory with hands of surety uplifted into the air, Moses’ spoke prayers and praises and Israel prevailed against the enemy. When he lowered his hands, the enemy prevailed.
In the book of Acts, the disciples said, “We shall devote ourselves whole-heartedly to prayer and the ministry of the Word.” (Acts 6:4 Phillips)
In our prayer efforts, let not our knees go unbent nor our hands weaken in lifting praise that the enemy not defeat us in our battles. Others need us to pray for them as well. As the Amplified puts it in Hebrews 12:12, “So then, brace up and reinvigorate and set right your slackened and weakened and drooping hands and strengthen your feeble and palsied and tottering knees.”
The Holy Spirit is our partner in prayer; He “comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf.” (Rom. 8:26 Amp)
Over whose house is the enemy prevailing? Have you raised your hands to pray to stop the leaking, to stop the weeping, to stop the enemy?
Raise your hands and stop the leaks!
Bio: At a time of physical upheaval in 2000, Lynn Mosher felt led of the Lord to take up her pen and write. With this new passion, she has embraced her mission to reach others through Christ-honoring literature, encouraging them in their walk and offering comfort through the written word. Lynn lives with her hubby (since 1966) in their Kentucky nest, emptied of three chicklets, and expanded by three giggly grand-chicklets, and an inherited dog. You can find out more about Lynn by visiting her website, lynnmosher.com