Have you ever cried out to God to show you what you are supposed to do with your life?
I used to cry out time and time again... asking God for direction, for understanding... all the while serving and walking the road set before me.
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7
God was faithful and one day, seemingly out of the blue as I was walking out of a conference center after ministering to a friend who was in full time ministry and fairly burnt out, I heard the Lord answer me. It was a clear inner audible voice. So clear that when I reflect I can almost hear it again.
" Your call is to help others STAY where they are called. You will be like Aaron's Hands"
I turned to the friend that was with me and repeated this statement and they asked me what it meant, to which I replied, "I have no idea." So... the asking, seeking, and knocking resumed. That was in 2003 and now at the begining of 2014... the "door is being opened to me".
So why Aaron's Hands?
…Joshua did as Moses told him, and fought against Amalek; and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. So it came about when Moses held his hand up, that Israel prevailed, and when he let his hand down, Amalek prevailed. But Moses' hands were heavy. Then they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it; and Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other. Thus his hands were steady until the sun set.…
There is still more revelation that I am getting about this as it relates to God's direction to me, but the simple truth is that victory for Joshua (the next generation) was in the hands of Moses who was getting tired of holding his arms up. Had Aaron and Hur not come and supported him... it seems that the victory would not have been won by the Isrealites and the Amalekites would have prevailed.
So, my heart is for those who have traveled far from their homes with big, apostolic visions to answer a call. Those who see far ahead and don't necessarily take time to see their need to "sit down" or how it actually may accomplish much more far longer than standing up to the point of exhaustion or "burn out" will.
Aaron's Hands is about personal healing (body, spirit and soul) for those visionary leaders... it is about tools in communication, confrontation, as well as support services that will help them PERSONALLY and then also help those that serve them and their vision and even can help those that they feel called to serve.
Simply... it starts from the top down. Just like it starts with the inside out. Jesus said the greatest commandment is to Love God with all our heart, soul, and mind and then to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.(Matt 22:37-39) I would assert that you can not give what you don't possess... in order to give your whole heart, soul and mind to the Lord in love.... there is an aspect of intentionality that comes through healing and knowledge (that is on going) and then in order to love others we must first truly love ourselves.
When a visionary leader has been hurt it is likely that they develop battle scars and areas that create problems for them personally, how they love God, themselves and others.
Aaron's Hands is about a safe place to help those leaders discover, receive and fully experience freedom from wounds that will literally change their lives and the lives of those they love.
Our mission stated simply then is to:
come alongside, facilitate rest and supply resources to visionary leaders so that they are empowered to launch the next generation of leaders and advance the kingdom.