As I ran the other day, I kept seeing a mountain and hearing “Jericho Mountain”. Now, I am fully aware that Jericho was a city that Joshua marched around until it fell, but when God says something unusual….I always lean in.
I saw myself marching around a mountain over and over again, and God reminded me that last season He had shown me a mountain very similar to this one. I had been worshiping as I circled that mountain repeatedly and then when God instructed, I began to walk straight toward the mountain and when I did it split in two and I was able to walk through the middle on solid ground! It was a powerful moment.
What God was showing me the other day was, I will have many Jericho mountains in my life. Many places that I will only get through or see fall because of persistently circling them. This is one of my weapons of warfare, a relentless and steadfast spirit and an unwillingness to give up. If God said it, then it will happen. This is a non-negotiable in my life. The “when” is not up to me. The “Amen” is…..
He showed me that He would use my relentless obedience to draw others to His heart. So that makes me extra willing. I hope I never shy away from an opportunity to help “pull back the curtain” and let someone have a better glimpse of the Father I so adore. My greatest joy is to see others discovering new and more intimate places in Him.
The thing is, I still must remain focused on Him through all of this. I must remain aware of how to march around the mountain of today. Is it time to march silently? Is it time to worship? Is it the day to shout my victory cry and watch that mountain fall or move out of the way?
My question to you this morning is, what is your Jericho mountain today? How is God instructing you to move around it? Are you willing to do however much or little He is asking of you? It’s important to see when to move aggressively or when to move softly because if you move aggressively out of season, then you may very well be exhausted when the truly aggressive time comes. Likewise, don’t become complacent in your stillness and so stiff that you are unwilling to run out when the time comes.
I’m not sure what season we are all walking into, but I am certain that sensitivity to warfare is on God’s heart, big time. So, I offer the above devo without a care of redundancy, rather I have a sense of urgency. Be prepared. Be victory ready!!
I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:8
I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. Psalm 34:4-5
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1