Do you have a “Jericho” in your life: a blessing you believe God wants to give you, but you feel unable to achieve on your own?
Following the example of Joshua’s battle, I completed a Jericho Walk.
As I walked on the 7th day circling the lake 7 times, God continued teaching me lessons. Check out the last 3 posts to read the first 3 lessons..
I had completed four laps and by now the sun had risen in the sky, but because of cloud cover, the sunlight was not direct. It was, however extremely bright. Looking towards the sun, there were parts peeking through, but the thin clouds were so brightly illuminated they were glowing! God was showing me something new.
Seeing the brightness reminded me that we, as Christians, are to be light in the world. But the sun is so bright! I told God that I couldn’t possibly be a sun.
It was as if God heard my comment and replied with, “You don’t have to be. But see how much brighter it seems because the clouds are scattering the light? And what are clouds made up of? Tiny droplets of water!”
His revelation brought tears to my eyes.
I can do that! I can be a drop of water! I can reflect and magnify the light God illuminates my life with to others! That is so doable. And not threatening at all.
All you have to be is Yourself. A drop of water!
How uplifting! God won’t demand something impossible of you. But He can use who you are, who He created you to be, to show His love, His mercy, His grace to others. Whatever is happening in your life, God will equip you.
You never know when times of frustration and waiting will bear fruit in the growth of perseverance or preparation for action. Or times of prosperity will reap a harvest of generosity. Or times of pain will cause strength and wisdom to grow in you.
You can trust that God will provide you with what you need, even before you know you need it.
Could it be that He is calling you to simply be yourself? Even a small drop of water can reflect and magnify the light He is bringing into your life, to those around you.
Let me encourage you to take a walk. And ask God to speak to you.
Then be quiet, wait, and listen.