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Imminent battle causes bold prayers.
Joshua and the Israelites were fighting the Amorites. All of the Amorite Kings united to fight the men of Gibeon. The Gibeonites asked Joshua for protection. Knowing victory only comes through the Lord, Joshua prayed a bold prayer. God used the battle to show His mighty power:
“The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the Lord listened to a human being. Surely the Lord was fighting for Israel!” (Joshua 10:13-14 NIV)
When God is on your side, anything is possible. Joshua was a faithful servant and leader. He dedicated his life to serving the Lord:
“But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15 NIV)
Deciding who you choose to serve impacts your victory. Our biggest battles are against ourselves. We have to choose daily if we’re going to serve our flesh or if God will come first. Our struggles differ from those of the Old Testament, but they still require God to find victory.
God is the best ally of all. Choose Him today. Fight your battles with God at the lead. Communing with your Creator is the path to victory. Spend time reading His word today. Pray and seek His advice on Your life. Ask Him for a sign to know what you are to do. God made the sun stand still for Joshua; He can work miracles in your life too. God listens to us when we talk. Turn to Him today.
Face your battles with God. Watch has He unexpectedly brings victory. Let His mighty power shine.
Lord, we are grateful You are our ally. Forgive us for seeking victory any other way. Today, as we face our battles, strengthen us. Just as you amazed Joshua and the Israelites, surprise us. As we spend time reading Your word, refresh and renew our spirit. In Your mercy, hear our prayers. Guide and direct us today as only You can. Work miracles where we need them. Bring us hope in the storm. In all things, the glory is Yours. IJNIP. Amen
Question for reflection
What battle do you need God’s help with today?