To continue with the theme of yesterday’s devotional about asking and receiving…I thought of this scripture.
But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. James 1:6-8
I want so terribly to be without doubt. I want to hear God speak and fully agree with Him, no matter what. I wish with all my heart that I would never doubt any good thing God has spoken to me about myself and/or about the future. I want to read the Word and have zero doubt that I can do what it says I can.
I want to be doubtless…don’t you?
I want to pray those prayers that move mountains and believe that I can truly do the greater things that Jesus said I’d do. I really want to break down the wall of doubt that is holding captive my blessings. If this is something you want too, then let’s do something about it! Two days from now I will be starting a seven-day series. I am mentioning it now because I really want to give you an opportunity to get before the Father and pray about what you Jericho wall consists of…yes, I said Jericho wall. It’s a seven-day Jericho wall series.
Here’s the backstory…
Last week while I was exercising and praying, God reminded my heart that we all face battles when we are entering our Promised Land. Then I saw the Jericho Wall in my mind…Jericho was the first battle the Israelites faced when they crossed into the Promised Land. It was also the biggest. That wall was HUGE and Jericho had no idea anyone would ever be able to breech it. But with God’s hand resting on them, the Israelites not only breeched the wall, but completely destroyed it.
To recap…immediately after crossing into the Promised Land, God had them defeat their largest enemy.
Then I saw a huge wall surrounding blessings that are meant for me and my family. I felt God saying it was time to do my own Jericho march around that wall to release our blessings, and I was overcome with the knowledge that I was to bring you along for the journey so you too could see release in your life.
For a couple of days after the vision, I prayed and asked God about it. First, I asked what blessings I needed to pray about…you know, like what was inside the wall that I was trying to get to. Then one day He revealed to me that I was praying in the wrong direction. What I was really supposed to ask was what was the Jericho wall in my life. This question was met with an immediate answer when I took it to the Lord. Now I know what my focus needs to be, and this is why I wanted to give you a heads up so you could also be as focused.
Is your wall doubt, fear, pride or something else? Lean into the Father and ask. I am completely confident He will answer. Day after tomorrow we will begin our seven-day “walk” around whatever it is.
God, I ask that You speak to all my devotional friends and show them what wall you want to take down in their lives. Continue to prepare all of our hearts for the process of seeing you move in a miraculous way. I believe, without even a shadow of doubt, that I will see victory. Let it be so, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Now to Him Who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21