Walking around walls and watching them fall down…

January 10, 2014

“2-5 “God spoke to Joshua, “Look sharp now. I’ve already given Jericho to you, along with its king and its crack troops. Here’s what you are to do: March around the city, all your soldiers. Circle the city once. Repeat this for six days. Have seven priests carry seven ram’s horn trumpets in front of the Chest. On the seventh day march around the city seven times, the priests blowing away on the trumpets. And then, a long blast on the ram’s horn—when you hear that, all the people are to shout at the top of their lungs. The city wall will collapse at once. All the people are to enter, every man straight on in.” Joshua 6:2-5 The Message

It happens too many times: The Lord speaks from his word and you don’t hear? Why? Maybe you are too busy .. or just out of habit .. and just cannot imagine the God-of-Angel-Armies speaking to someone like you. He might speak , but would he really call you to something that would require you to trust him explicitly and trust him completely. He still speaks. He is still aiming for your life inside and out. Sometimes the walls are unseen: A heart that is hurt or hardened. A life unloved. Or a life that is looking for direction and feels impatient why God seems to take his time. Bur God isn’t taking his time with your life. He is working through all the layers so that you can know the sufficiency of Hi life for any situation. He is the God-of-angel Armies. He beings down just about every wall you can imagine. He wants your mind to imagine his kingdom. He wants your heart to beat like his. He wants you to have on your “gospel-shoes”) Do you make time for The Lord to speak? Is God able to speak clearly into your life.? It may be the weakest link in not hearing The Lord and become the strongest and healthiest as you develop a reading plan. He still leads and guides… and it only takes a moment …

His ruling authority will grow, and there’ll be no limits to the wholeness he brings. He’ll rule from the historic David throne over that promised kingdom. He’ll put that kingdom on a firm footing and keep it going With fair dealing and right living, beginning now and lasting always. The zeal of God-of-the-Angel-Armies will do all this.” Isaiah 9:7 The Message

Ken Chester:Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to No Longer Walled-in followers of Jesus. (Kchesterp1@gmIl.com

About Ken Chester

I love seeing Christ become alive and real in someone's life. It is amazing what happens when Jesus moves in and starts to renovate a life. When I'm not riding my road bike, I am usually walking our corgi named Trinity (she came that way) and corgi-lab named Lowrider. Carolyn and I are transforming our backyard. And a book is on the way. ...Stay tuned ... Ken
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