It was a city that seemed too powerful to overcome. Its walls were simply too massive, making it a challenge far too great to conquer.
Until God made a promise.
Before God gave the first word to Joshua about His plan to overtake Jericho, God gave Joshua and an entire nation this promise: “I have given you the city.”
It was a done deal! All Joshua and the Israelites had to do was circle the promise. They simply had to trust that God was in control, and circle the miracle he would soon give them. Attempting to overtake Jericho by traditional means would have been bold enough. Doing it through faith alone was even bolder.
As we begin our 21-Day Prayer Challenge, the first step is to define your Jericho. What is it that seems too hard for you to conquer on your own? What huge miracle do you need God to provide? What in your life has walls so huge that only God can tear down? What bold prayer do you need to pray that will honor God?
Ask Him to show you that today. Then give it right back to God and begin to circle. For 21 days, circle it in prayer. Then also circle our bold prayer as a church. If you don’t know how to pray, simply start with something like this:
“God today I give you my Jericho. __________ seems too bold and too impossible for me, so I know that it’s the perfect thing for you. I know that your answer may not come immediately and may not come exactly how I think it should, but I trust that you have already made this miracle possible. In time – when you answer – I will give you all the glory and the credit for answering and tearing down those walls. For our church, I pray that you do something so great that only you get the credit. I pray that on August 19 lives will be changed for eternity as people come to both locations of OneLife to discover you and how their one life can make a difference. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
For 21 days, make this your simple prayer and watch God begin to move in your life as you become a circle maker, trusting him to do the impossible.
On Sunday, we challenged everyone to a 21-Day Prayer Challenge. If you missed it, catch up on the sermon here! And watch this blog for more posts each week about the prayer challenge.