Powered by 4 - March 25, 2015

 

Unconventional Approach

Today's reading: Joshua 6:1-27

It's been a while since I've read the account of Joshua and the battle of Jericho, so I enjoyed the read this morning. As I took in the story, I tried to put myself in Joshua's shoes as he received God's instructions on taking the city. And then I imagined being one the Israelites receiving instructions from Joshua to march around the city in absolute silence except for the sound of the ram's horns. I'm pretty sure it wasn't the battle plan they expected. Nonetheless, everyone followed God's instructions and, as promised, the walls of Jericho came crashing down on the seventh day when the Israelites responded to the long blast from the ram's horn with a great and loud shout.

This story really got me thinking about God's control of all things and His plan, and how important it is for me to keep these things in focus so I can fully trust Him. Because when I don't, that's when I start operating on my own strength and coming at difficult situations with my human mindset, which leads me right down a path of stress, worry and frustration.

Did this account get you thinking about God's power, control, and plan? What did is show you about trusting God? Tami

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