Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday's Message

                                                          When Time Stood Still

I don't know what it is like in the summer where you live, but here in Texas it is hot. I mean it is really hot! If you have to work out in the sun after 9am it's liking working on the sun. For me the days of summer never pass too quickly. I'm glad the sun doesn't stand still as it did in the day of Joshua. So let's look at that special day as recorded in Joshua chapter 10.
The people of Israel were engaged in battle. This was not as it is on TV. This was a fight for survival. Hand to hand combat with swords and spears and no tomorrow. There could only be one winner, only one survivor.
As the sun was setting the Israelites were winning. God was doing the fighting as well. Joshua the commander, knew the Lord's army needed more time, more daylight to finish off the enemy. If the sun set as usual the enemy would escape and live to fight another day.
Joshua, emboldened by the Lord commanded the sun and the moon to stand still and they did for about one whole day. The Israelites won a smashing victory as they continued to pursue the enemies of God. They had done all they could for the time they had. For a day like that will never happen again.
Verse 14 says, And there has been no day like that, before it or after it, that the Lord heeded the voice of a man; for the Lord fought for Israel.
Friend, are there things that you know that God would have you do but are still undone? Procrastination is your enemy and must be put to the sword. Because time wasted can never be regained.
He has given all of us 24 hours every day to do His will. All of the praying, witnessing, encouraging, working and giving has to be done in one of these slots we call a day. But as the hours in a day run out so do the days of one's life. There are only so many and they never stand still. So teach us to number our days O Lord, that in the end we may present to you a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12

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