Read: Joshua 10: 1-27
12 On the day the LORD gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the LORD in the presence of Israel: “Sun, stand still over Gibeon, and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.” 13 So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day.14 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 10:12-14
Wow. Remember that Joshua was one of the “next generation” that would be allowed into the Promised Land. After Moses died, God anointed Joshua to replace him as leader of the Israelites. Joshua is one of few major Bible characters who seemed to do everything right – he was a strong leader, completely committed to God, who never fell into recorded sin or disobedience. Joshua had personally witnessed God’s miracles on many occasions. His faith was absolutely unshaken. He believed what God said no matter how strange it seemed. Joshua’s faith was bold enough to ask for the sun to stand still. Do we pray bold prayers to God? Not big enough. Our God can do anything.
God has an amazing plan for the world and He has allowed us to come along for the ride! All we need to do is make Him famous – this is easy, we allow everyone around us to see His power at work through us. We know God performed many miracles in the Old Testament times. What about today? Can we believe that God is still in the miracle business? Absolutely!!! We have seen Him work in the lives of people around us and in our own lives. The fact that I am writing this devotional is a testament to the life-changing power of God!! We have seen Him do the miraculous time and time again.
Our God can make the sun stand still, so why don’t we trust Him enough to pray big prayers? God fought for Israel, He will fight for us also. What is your battle? Cancer, addiction, depression? God wants to fight for you. Let’s allow him to do something bold and powerful in our lives so that we can give him the glory.
Pray HUGE prayers so that the world will know that a mighty God is fighting for YOU.
Lord forgive me for not praying “Sun Stand Still” prayers. I do believe in You enough to pray bold prayers. Work in my life, do amazing things so that I can give all of the glory to You. Show us your power. In Jesus’ name, Amen.