Posse: a group of people who have a common purpose. The street-wise, hip definition identifies your posse as your crew, your homies, people who have your back. I feel better getting out of bed in the morning knowing my homies have my back 🙂
My posse are my ‘go to’ prayer warriors. They don’t ride horses but they do march into spiritual battles at my side. They don’t carry guns (not that I am aware of) but they are cowboy tough. They are Throne-stormers; going before the God of the Universe on my behalf.
“Courage is being scared to death…and saddling up anyway.” John Wayne
They do the right things: They pray without ceasing. They love me through my sunny days and my dark days. They send encouraging texts and cards. They accept me, without judging. They love me, without trying to fix the problem or figure me out. They show up armed with chocolate.
Exodus 17:12 describes Moses’ posse.
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. Exodus 17:12 (NIV)
Aaron and Hur were present, saw a need, stepped up and meet the need. Boom, posse-style. They were united for a common purpose.
Job’s posse can be credited for showing up to comfort him but when they opened their mouths only condemnation came out. Not helpful. “Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.” John Wayne
My posse makes me a better person. They have my back and I’ve got theirs. Through love and prayers, our bond grows deeper. Time to saddle up.
“Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.” Proverbs 13:20 (MSG)
Let’s Walk Worthy!
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