Sunday, March 13, 2016

Is Your House Leaking?

Is Your House Leaking?

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.

There’s a commercial that gets my attention every time: it’s on flood insurance. It’s a cartoon. The voice-over is that of a young girl. Part of it goes something like this:

There was a nice house that lived with a family. One day, it started to rain and rain. Water got inside and ruined everybody’s everything. The house thought she let the family down. But the family just didn’t think a flood could ever happen.

The reality is, floods do happen.

Though God said He would not send a flood upon the whole earth again, we do need to be prepared for spiritual floods.

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? What about God’s House?

On the mount of victory with hands of surety uplifted into the air, Moses’ spoke prayers and praises as 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 to the Lord that the enemy not defeat us in our battles. Others need us to pray for them as well. As the Amplified says 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.”

Over whose house is the enemy prevailing? Have you raised your hands in prayer to stop the leaking, to stop the weeping, to stop the enemy?

Raise your hands and stop the leaks!

From His feet, Lynn

Lynn Mosher loves to dig into God’s Word and treasure hunts for golden nuggets along the road Home. Lynn lives with her hubby (since 1966) in their Kentucky nest, emptied now of three kidlets and embracing three giggly grand-chicklets. Her greatest passion is to share those nuggets in her devotionals and inspirational stories, fulfilling God’s call on her life to encourage others and glorify the Lord. Lynn writes monthly for several sites and bi-weekly at her online residence, Heading Home. 


chappydebbie said...

This is some good stuff...thanks for sharing.