February 10 – Unfathomable Benefits of Trusting God
God impacted the Israelites with a rare tactics to defeat the City of Jericho. God instructed his people to silently march around the fortified city for six days and blast their trumpets on the seventh. God said to Joshua (an Israelites leader), “See! I have given Jericho into your hand, its king, *and* the mighty men of valor. You shall march around the city, all *you* men of war; you shall go all around the city once. This you shall do six days. And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark. But the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. It shall come to pass, when they make a long *blast* with the ram’s horn, *and* when you hear the sound of the trumpet, that all the people shall shout with a great shout; then the wall of the city will fall down flat. And the people shall go up every man straight before him” (Joshua 6:2-5). Israelites carried out the tactic as instructed, and it worked. The walls of Jericho fell, and they were able to defeat its dwellers (Joshua 6:20-21).
God who is plentiful in wisdom can use any medium to bless his children. The Creator can bless us in an unprecedented manner. God who demonstrated his remarkable power during Bible time is still alive to perform various miracles in our time. However, believers must understand that God can ask us to take a few actions that sometimes don’t make a perfect sense to human, yet if we believe and follow his instructions, it will lead to our blessing. Therefore, it is important that Christians understand the importance of following God’s instructions.
Believers must be spiritually sensitive to tap into God’s benefits. That is, we must be inclined to understand his act and follow his instructions. For any Christian to be sensitive spiritually, he (or she) must allow the Holy Spirit to operate in his life. The person must be prayerful and be consistent in his Bible study. Also, the fellow must have discipline and make God proud in whatever that he does. No doubt that as we yield to the leadership of the Holy Spirit, we shall prosper!
Dear God, please help me to be sensitive in the Holy Ghost to follow your guidance so that I can prosper. Help me to maintain a practice of consistently studying my Bible so that I can enjoy your overwhelming benefits throughout the days of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.
Post by James Taiwo - author of [Bible Giants of Faith] [Bible Application Lessons] [Book of Prayer] [Christian Principle Guides] & others. Learn more about the author at www.BibleLifeLesson.com View all posts by James Taiwo