Thursday, April 12

Is Your House Leaking?


“We shall devote ourselves whole-heartedly
to prayer and the ministry of the Word.”
Acts 6:4 Phillips

Solomon warned, “Through lowering of hands, the house leaks.” (Eccl. 10:18 Masoretic Text, emphasis mine) This slackness applies not only to our physical house but to our spiritual house as well. 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 our prayer efforts, let not the knees go unbent nor the hands weaken in lifting praise that the enemy not defeat us in our battles. Others need us to pray for them. 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 which house is the enemy prevailing? Have you raised your hands to pray to stop the leaking, to stop the weeping?

Raise your hands, raise your hands and be sure!





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13 Responses
  1. Susan Gaddis Says:

    What a visual example of the workings of prayer. I know many who are trying to "stop the leaking" via other sources, but prayer really is the only solution. I'll pass this on.


  2. lynnmosher Says:

    Susan, you are so right...prayer is the only solution. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I deeply appreciate it. Blessings to you!


  3. Raising my hands in praise and prayer!

    Love and blessings to you, sweet Lynn!


  4. Joan Says:

    Lynn:

    God has been speaking to me of late of the need to deepen my prayer life. There are so many needs and it is time that we, as Christians, get on our knees before God.

    Blessings,
    Joan


  5. lynnmosher Says:

    I knew you would be, dear Lisa MSFINM! Thank you and bless you!


  6. lynnmosher Says:

    Oh, Joan, it is so true...there are so many needs. Many blessings to you as you are on your knees, dear one. And thank you so much for commenting.


  7. The image of a leaking house and need to pray over it will never leave me, Lynn. Thank you.


  8. Well, I just had our physical roof fixed, but I think there's another that needs tending. Good reminder. Blessings


  9. lynnmosher Says:

    Thanks so much, Carol! You always make me happy! Bless you!


  10. lynnmosher Says:

    Marcia, glad you got your roof fixed! Thank you so much for visiting and commenting. I deeply appreciate it. Blessings to you!


  11. Vigilance is the key word, we cannot give up or as you so beautifully put it, drop our hands. Our country, families, ourselves need prayer, constant prayer. It is the only sure way to stop the leak threatening to turn into a raging flood.


  12. lynnmosher Says:

    Oh, amen, Ceci! Amen! You are so right, vigilance is key. I so appreciate you. Thanks so much! Bless you!


  13. thank you for this lynn. i love your heart friend. may you know God's arms around you today. thank you for linking with imperfect! e.