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Sun Stand Still

If you haven’t read the book Sun Stand Still by Steven Furtick, you should. At the very least, listen to the sermon series on podcast. It will stir your faith in a way that will not easily be forgotten.

On the day that the Lord gave up the Amorites to the Israelites, Joshua stood before all the people of Israel and said to the Lord:

“Sun, stand still over Gibeon.
Moon, stand still over the Valley of Aijalon.”

So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped until the people defeated their enemies. These words are written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and waited to go down for a full day. That has never happened at any time before that day or since. That as the day the Lord listened to a human being. Truly the Lord was fighting for Israel!

Joshua 10:12-14 (NCV)

When was the last time you saw the sun stand still?

I’m going to go ahead and guess never.

Maybe you need the sun to stand still in order to see your promise fulfilled. Joshua stood in front of Israel and confidently confronted God to do something in order that His promise be fulfilled. Joshua was asking for the impossible and God still came through.

I can never stress enough the importance of knowing God’s promises. Know who you are in Christ. Know what God has said to you and about you.

The reason Joshua could stand up and command the sun to stand still was because God had promised the nation of Israel a win. That win could only happen if the daylight lasted longer. They got the win God promised because Joshua was confident in the One who made the promise.

How confident are you in what God has promised? Confident enough to ask for the sun to stand still?

If you need help getting started on taking those promises to heart, print a copy of The Faith Aid and keep it on your night stand or in your Bible. Read it daily. Know God. Know who He has made you to be and the next time you need a little more daylight, maybe you’ll be able to command the sun to stand still.

Daily Bible reading: Joshua 9-10, Luke 3

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