Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Earth Is Shaking - Prayer Day Three

The Earth may not literally be shaking as I write this, but it is definitely safe to say that the Lord is shaking the ground beneath my feet. The moment I joined in for devoted prayer this week, God began working in very evident ways. Day one, I came into the presence of the Lord; day two I drank of His word; and now on this third day of prayer I find myself listening intently. I have to be honest that I did not intentionally begin this third day of prayer ready to listen and devote myself to prayer, but the Lord is moving, things are definitely shaking up, and I am at a loss for words.

Comfort zones and "safe" areas are being shaken and things are being looked at in a new light. God is moving and I am learning to sit still and allow Him to speak into my life and move me. I don't know how things will move or how I will move physically or spiritually. Thanks to a wonderful morning in prayer with a close friend, I know now that I am to simply sit and listen giving this time over to the Lord and waiting for Him to reveal what His plan is. I only have to be willing, able, and available for what He has in store.

The remaining days of prayer this week will be devoted to silence and prayer. A friend shared with me the words found in Joshua. The Lord told Joshua and his mighty army to march around the city of Jericho for six days silently and wait for Him to reveal His plan. Six days of silence were followed by day seven when the Lord gave the command for all the children of Israel to shout in unison and praise to Him. On that day, the walls fell. The city was given to them. The victory was theirs. All they had to do was follow the Lord; He had done the work and rewarded them with victory. (Joshua 5:13 - 6:15).

It is my prayer to do the same these six days of prayer waiting for God to reveal His plan and purpose on day seven. I am praying and believing the Lord will provide and break down the walls in my life hindering me from being all that He wants me to be. I invite all of my friends and family to pray with me during this time!

Blessings,
Amanda

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