Yes I agree, a wonderful testimony.
Obedience to God can feel difficult because it often appears to clash with our human perceptions. However, disobedience feels an awful lot worse!
Phil Williams said:
Hey Bizzy - that's a great testimony, thanks for sharing that with us.
Much of what we see as "confidence" in leaders is the illusion of confidence. Faith is the evidence of things not seen! Even if the people had dutifully gone along with you in raising their hands, you would only suspect - not really know - what was happening until they came to you afterwards, and confirmed the goodness of what happened through your obedience to God.