I love the story of Joshua knocking down the walls of Jericho.
God didn’t tell him to break down the door to the city. God didn’t tell him to take a battering ram and knock down the walls.
God told him to circle the city with his army silently for 6 days in a row. Then on the 7th day, circle it 7 times and then blow the trumpets and shout.
Do you remember what happened?
They were obedient.
I am wondering how many were thinking it was crazy, how many were thinking on the 6th day, “can’t we just blow the trumpets today?” They kept on going. Finally the 7th day came and when they blew the trumpets and shouted the walls fell down.
Sometimes we need to circle our prayers, pray them over and over again, till the walls come down. Or til the blessings we are promised arrive.
What walls are you trying to break down? What miracle do you want to see in your life? Write it on your Prayer Sheet and Circle it daily!
Joshua 6:1-20 – here are the first few verses.
Here is a legend which I learned about in Draw the Circle. Honi drew a circle in the dirt and said he wouldn’t leave until it rained and the drought ended. That prayer he prayed brought a miracle for a nation.
Here is a video about that story.