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October 23, 2011


“And the walls came tumbling…”

Joshua 5:13-15

The story of the Walls of Jericho and how Joshua and the Israelites overcame this seeming impenetrable and impassable barrier on their way to the promised land is one of the most well known stories in the Bible. The City of Jericho was an  absolute fortress….virtually impenetrable to anyone coming against it. To God, it was simply another “faith waypoint” for Joshua and the Israelites on the road to the promised land – a land flowing with milk and honey (Exodus 3:8). The journey to the promised land was God’s plan for the Israelites. It is no different for us today. God’s plan for our lives is filled with these “faith waypoints” that we must face. Joshua faced a seemingly impossible task to be accomplished by, what many would think, very unorthodox (you can say it…crazy) means…bring down the fortified walls Jericho with only voices and faith. Of course, the operative word is faith.     

Challenge: The journey of the Israelites is no different than our journeys today. God’s plan for our lives is filled with “faith waypoints” where we must decide whether we will trust in Him and follow His promptings or choose our way and our logic. Just as He had for the Israelites, He has promised us a land filled with milk and honey…if we will trust Him…a life fulfilled…a life on God’s terms. (Luke 17:33 MSG) “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out – plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” (Jeremiah 29:11 MSG)

Prayer: Lord, thank You for Your love, grace, and for Your promises. You tell me that whatever I ask in Your name it will be granted to me. Thank You for Your faithfulness despite my lack of it. Please give me the ability to hear You and the strength and courage to do what You have called me to do…to follow Your plan for my life, not mine. Please give me the strength to have faith in You when I come up upon the many “walls” in my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.   

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