By April Dawn White
What do you do when you don’t see any results? Keep marching!
Obedience is my responsibility.
Outcomes are God’s responsibility.
When doubt and inadequacy creeps in; when I see no progress being made, I return to the story of Joshua and Jericho.
My summary of Joshua and Jericho in Joshua Chapter Six:
The Lord tells Joshua “See I have delivered Jericho into your hands.” As instructed by God, Joshua and his men marched around the city once a day for six days. They kept marching, but it appeared nothing was happening. On the seventh day the army marched around the city seven times and the walls fell down.
If it were up to me, pieces of the wall would fall with each march around the city. Therefore, the army would see the plan working and be encouraged to keep going. But that’s not how God works.
“We live by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7)
Faith is when you keep marching without seeing results.
As I reread the outlandish battle strategy in Joshua 6:1-21, two things were revealed:
1. God spoke in past tense grammar for a future victory.
“See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands…”
“By faith the walls of Jericho fell after the army marched around them for seven days.” (Hebrews 11:30)
2. The word march stomped around the page seven times.
Seven is God’s number for perfection and completion.
When I need extra motivation, I listen to the sermon Don’t Stop on Six by Pastor Steven Furtick of Elevation Church.
What area do you need to keep marching? Please share below!
~April Dawn White
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