Do It Again!

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When I read the story of Joshua, it all seems so easy…

Admittedly, God’s instructions to Joshua and his army are strange
march around the walls of Jericho once a day for six days
and seven times on the seventh day

But they’re clear and easy enough to follow.
What’s more, the outcome is entirely predictable.  As long as they demonstrate their faith by obeying God’s command, on the seventh day, “the city wall will collapse, and the troops will advance.”  (Joshua 6:5)

When I think about life today, it all seems much more complicated.
We all have situations where we would love to see God move in power like He did at Jericho. We have each had situations where we long for breakthrough, as we constantly circle them in prayer. Maybe we’re praying for healing or salvation for a loved one, seeking God’s wisdom about a major life decision, or coming to God with a long-held dream we can’t quite give up on despite the lack of opportunity for its reality.

Unlike Joshua, we often have no idea what the outcome will be,
or how long we will wait.

“Walking around these walls,
I thought by now they’d fall…
Waiting for change to come…”

These lyrics come from a song that has become one of my favourites over the last couple of years: Do It Again by Elevation Worship.  I’m glad to be sharing some thoughts on it at Gracefully Truthful today, and I’d love if you’d join me there to read some more.

 


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18 thoughts on “Do It Again!

  1. Oh, I’d love to have clear directions and all my choices compared with annotations from heaven on which ones would be best. But instead, I just have general principles–do good, love God, love my neighbor, love myself, love mercy, love justice.

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  2. I, too, love this song. Thank you! I often wish God could send me a detailed list of what to say or do. I could use it right now in an ongoing conversation I am having with someone. Needing to know, do I step back or offer help. The last time I didn’t give enough support, and it was a disaster. I thought I heard God. Maybe I did, and it worked just like he wanted. Sorry rambling a bit. Glad we were neighbors at Anita’s today. Maree

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  3. What a powerful reminder! There are things I pray for, and this idea that God is maybe calling me to Do It Again gives me so much hope that my prayers have purpose in ways I can’t even imagine!

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  4. I like it when the instructions are clear. So much of the time, with God, they are not. But that’s where the trust is built, and I’m ok with that! Love the song, “Do it Again!” Thanks for sharing this encouraging post.

    Thank you for linking up at InstaEncouragemetns!

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  5. Yes, it does simple if all we had to was follow the instructions. My guess is, it had to have been hard then too. It must have seemed ridiculous. How I long for God to send me an email with detailed instructions. I love the song. I am still waiting for the walls to fall and I have to admit sometimes I give up. Thank you for the reminder to keep at with my prayers for the impossible. God can do it.

    Thank you for sharing with Grace & Truth Link-Up.

    Maree

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