August 2015


Are you still fighting?? Last month I started my letter with Psalm 18:39 says “ You armed me with strength for battle;…” I just haven’t been able to move from there. Since my last letter I have seen so many people facing physical, emotional and spiritual battles.

One of my friends has been fighting a battle for a few years now and she has been standing and standing and refusing to move. She is tired now and the reality is sometimes we get tired of fighting and standing. The fact is though, we are not made to fight and stand on our own but many of us do. Exodus 17 says: “10 So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. 11 As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. 12 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. 13 So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.”

Moses’ part of fighting the battle was standing and raising his arms. He wasn’t going to move – he stood and stood but he grew tired. What I find amazing is that he didn’t go into battle alone. He took two people with him – Aaron and Hur - and when he grew tired – they lifted his arms and the battle was won. Maybe you have been battling for a while and you have grown tired and you realise that you haven’t taken anyone along with you to lift up your arms. Or maybe you see someone who has grown tired of fighting and they need some help in the battle. If you are fighting alone – stop! Do like my friend has done - Ask people to battle with you in prayer. Agreement in prayer is a powerful thing! If you see someone fighting alone – come along side of them and lift them up so that they too can see Victory!

I am doing well and have been busy with so many things. Here in our office and church venue we have been clearing out and preparing for new things ahead. It’s been physically tiring but exciting and exhilarating spiritually, knowing that as we do things in the physical – God is doing new things for the near future!

I’ve also been involved in helping a new course we have started called The Follow Course, mentoring students and adults, Youth Camp, Worship and helping with a new Youth Band in our Slough congregation!

Thank you so much for continuing to stand with me and cover me in prayer regarding my finances, health, and ministry! You are a HUGE blessing.

Love,

Traci


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