Friday, April 18, 2008


How many times in your life have you come up against a wall, and in your worldly wisdom knew the way to get over or around that wall? But you really felt that God was telling you to go another way, a way that in the natural made no sense whatsoever. What did you do? Did you go the way God was telling you to, or did you do it "your way"? Be honest now.

I personally have done it both ways I am sad to say.

Here is what Joshua did.

Jos 6:3 "You shall march around the city, all the men of war circling the city once. You shall do so for six days. 4 "Also seven priests shall carry seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark; then on the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. 5 "It shall be that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and the people will go up every man straight ahead."

15 Then on the seventh day they rose early at the dawning of the day and marched around the city in the same manner seven times; only on that day they marched around the city seven times. 16 At the seventh time, when the priests blew the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, " Shout! For the LORD has given you the city.

How do you think the people responded when he told them the plan? Do you think that none of them questioned whether or not he was crazy? I am sure there were at least a couple who thought he had lost his mind. Come on be honest. If God didn't tell them personally as He did Joshua through the angel, they had to doubt what he said. They were only human. And there were warriors among them. Probably big fighting men who just knew that by their strength they could take the city. They had done it before.

Yet they on some level trusted Joshua enough to do what he said God had told them to do and they obeyed.

How much do you trust God? Next time God tells me to go over or around or under or through that wall in my life (or mountain) I pray that I don't question how God wants me to do it, but that I just obey. Quietly as the people here did. And I pray that the next time you face a wall or mountain, and God tells you to go over or around or under or through, that you also do it His way.

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