Are you in a battle for time? Do you have more to do than you have time to accomplish? Let's continue with our study of Joshua, which we began prior to Easter. Joshua trusted the Lord for a significant miracle that involved time, so let's direct our attention there and see what you can learn to help with your battle for time in the days ahead.
A PRAYER OF FAITH
As you learn to have faith for money, business and ministry to fulfill your purpose, it’s important that you also learn to have faith for time. Like you, Joshua had much to do as he fulfilled his purpose to pursue and battle Israel’s enemies.The only way he was going to finish was to have faith for more time. His faith caused him to pray an unusual prayer:
On the day the Lord gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the Lord in the presence of Israel: "O sun, stand still over Gibeon, O moon, over the Valley of Aijalon." So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the Lord listened to a man. Surely the Lord was fighting for Israel!(Joshua 10:12-14).
Joshua asked for the sun and moon to alter their normal courses and God answered his prayer! Joshua got creative and prayed a prayer of faith. God answered Joshua’s prayer and gave him enough daylight to finish the job he had before him.
A TIMELY MIRACLE
This is an unusual story, but it embodies an important principle where time is concerned: God can help you have the time you need to finish what you need to finish. Armed with that knowledge, can you then believe God for the time you need? This is important, because you put off important things when you don’t believe you have enough time to fit them in or do them well.
This week, I am determined to have faith for time, to finish all the critical things that are before me. I’m not going to fret, but I am going to keep my priorities in order. That means I will pray, read, write and take time to do long-term projects. Because I believe God can give me time, I can exercise, study or do the other things that I’ve previously said I don’t have time to do.
When you say, “I don’t have enough time,” you are making a statement of unfaith. The truth is, you have all the time there is—twenty-four hours a day. God is still able to take limited resources and make them adequate, and He can do the same for those twenty-four hours. Therefore, why not believe God for a time miracle this week? And how will you walk out this miracle? You will express your faith for time by doing something that is important for you to do, whether you think you have time to do it or not. I invite you to join me this week as together we follow Joshua's example to have faith for a timely miracle. Have a great week.
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