I’m going to throw out a challenge to you: If you’re not daring to believe God for the impossible … you’re sleeping through some of the best parts of your Christian life. And further still, I dare say if the size of your vision for your life isn’t intimidating to you, there’s a good chance it’s insulting to God. You should be living by audacious faith every day ….
Audacity is not just for elite Christians. It’s intended for every believer. So today I’m beginning a spiritual journey toward trusting God more for what seems impossible. After praying in the Holy Ghost for over an hour, my heart is overflowing, and I’m thrilled to think about what it’s going to do for my life, as well as the lives of the others who are ready to embrace a new faith walk on their journey …..
A story from the life of Joshua serves as our template for audacious faith found in (Joshua 10) …..
The Israelites unleash a surprise attack on the Amorites, and right from the beginning the battle goes well. But as the sun sinks toward the horizon, General Joshua faces a decision. The victory isn’t complete, and once it gets dark, the rest of the Amorites will slip away. Joshua sizes up the situation and delivers one of the most gloriously unorthodox prayers in the Bible. He has the audacity to ask God to make the sun stop in the sky. To freeze time on behalf of His people ….
And God gives Joshua exactly what he asked for. Sometimes we don’t realize the full impact and ramifications of what we pray for, or God’s ability to bring it to pass ….
With everything in me, I believe God still desires to make the sun stand still over the life of every believer. Obviously, not in the unique way He did for Joshua, but in ways that are equally spectacular (although not always quite as dramatic). God is perfectly willing to perform the impossible in our everyday lives, if we have the audacity to ask.Do you not believe if God can use a donkey to speak to His people, He can handle whatever insurmountable thing that stands before you if you pray it be dissolved?
Is there something that is seemingly impossible that you’d like to see God do through you? Maybe God has already been working in your spirit, planting a desire, sparking ideas about the much bigger things He wants to accomplish.Now it’s your turn to exercise your faith and stand firmly planted in faith with what you cannot see but know that God has promised you ….
There’s nothing our world needs more desperately today – in individuals, families, businesses, churches, and communities – than God’s saving, supernatural acts. And God is ready to act if we will be bold enough to ask, not just for a good day or a better life, but for the very impossible and then will step forward to act in audacious faith to see it come to pass.God will not ever disappont anyone that places their trust in Him ….
“The men of Gibeon quickly sent messengers to Joshua at his camp in Gilgal. “Don’t abandon your servants now!” they pleaded. “Come at once! Save us! Help us! For all the Amorite kings who live in the hill country have joined forces to attack us.” So Joshua and his entire army, including his best warriors, left Gilgal and set out for Gibeon. “Do not be afraid of them,” the Lord said to Joshua, “for I have given you victory over them. Not a single one of them will be able to stand up to you.” Joshua traveled all night from Gilgal and took the Amorite armies by surprise. The Lord threw them into a panic, and the Israelites slaughtered great numbers of them at Gibeon. Then the Israelites chased the enemy along the road to Beth-horon, killing them all along the way to Azekah and Makkedah. As the Amorites retreated down the road from Beth-horon, the Lord destroyed them with a terrible hailstorm from heaven that continued until they reached Azekah. The hail killed more of the enemy than the Israelites killed with the sword. On the day the Lord gave the Israelites victory over the Amorites, Joshua prayed to the Lord in front of all the people of Israel. He said, “Let the sun stand still over Gibeon, and the moon over the valley of Aijalon.” So the sun stood still and the moon stayed in place until the nation of Israel had defeated its enemies. Is this event not recorded in The Book of Jashar ? The sun stayed in the middle of the sky, and it did not set as on a normal day. There has never been a day like this one before or since, when the Lord answered such a prayer. Surely the Lord fought for Israel that day!” (Joshua 10:6-14)
“I can do ALL things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13)