“Then Moses raised his hand over the sea, and the Lord opened up a path through the water with a strong east wind. The wind blew all that night, turning the seabed into dry land.” — Exodus 14:21 NLT
There are times when we raise our hands in direct response to God’s command, whether in worship or in prayer, as a sign of complete surrender to His perfect will.
This morning, after reading this scripture that I’ve read so many times; of Moses raising his hand over the sea (Exodus 14:21) with an unimaginable obstacle in front of Him and an incredible host of enemies behind Him and the Israelites.
I see those raised hands as ‘path creators’.
Your worship and true surrender to God creates a path so that you can walk straight into His promise.
It may get windy, it may be dark, you may have an obstacle in front and a host of enemies behind…still — let your worship lead you into His promise. Let your worship create a path into His promise.
This is not to encourage aimlessly and thoughtlessly raising our hands in worship and so on. We know that even the raising of our hands must be from a place of true surrender and led by the Holy Spirit. (John 4:24)
Say this: My worship creates paths!
Love, K x
N.B. Even medically and psychologically speaking, there are so many benefits to raising your hands above your head.
If you feel uncomfortable raising your hands, ask yourself why? Are you conscious of those around you? Do you think you look silly? Imagine how Moses felt raising His hand over what would be an impenetrable sea…but He did it anyways! Oftentimes, we have to do (under God’s command) and let our ‘feelings’ catch up.