Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?”

“Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.” (Joshua 5:13-14, NIV)

“Shortly after his encounter with the “commander of the army of the Lord”, Joshua was commanded to have his army march around the walls of Jericho, blowing their trumpets for seven straight days. On that seventh day, he was to tell the Israelites to shout, and the walls of Jericho would fall down. Really? Shout and the walls will fall down? Right! But as they began to shout – probably timidly at first – the bricks began to buckle and the giant walls collapsed.

Are you for me, God?” I often ask God the same question as Joshua. I tell Him that I’m working hard to give Him glory through my business, my decisions, this blog, and my time. His answer is always the same: “Are you for Me, Dave?” His response always sets me straight. He’s never going to follow what I’m doing, but I can certainly follow whatever He is doing.

Sometimes God calls us to obey Him when it really isn’t very convenient. He wants us to spend time in His Word when we are already overwhelmed and fatigued. And, He often asks us to pray when the answers seem difficult to see. It’s almost like He is asking us to march around, blowing our trumpets, waiting for the right time to tear the walls down around us.

When we feel drained, or when we forget why we’re marching, return to the “commander of the army of the Lord”. His sword is always drawn. Our battles are His to win.

We can shout and march around the walls of our lives every single day if we trust God’s timing. He’ll make the walls come down when He’s ready. We just need to remind ourselves that He will stop at nothing to claim every area of our lives as His own. All we have to do is blow the trumpet and wait for Him to tell us when to shout!

Enjoy your Tuesday, “Working for Christ”!

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2 Comments on “IT’S TIME TO SHOUT!”

  1. OK, on my scale of one to three cups…. this one is a 3.5!!!!! I have been truly blessed with your devotions!!! I hope you had a good Smoothie this morning…. 🙂 Take Care and God Bless Kenny T


  2. Brook Says:

    Very good devotion about keeping on and trusting God’s’ timing. *Thank you.*


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