Saturday, February 15, 2014

"Shout! For the Lord has given you the city."

for the past few months, i've found myself growing increasingly annoyed with the amount of self-help blogs, articles like 5 reasons you should get married, 5 reasons you shouldn't get married, let-me-tell-you-what-I-think-about-everything type blogs- So I've refrained from writing. Not that I'm telling anyone what to do here, but why write if it's just white noise? 


If you know me even a little bit, you probably know that I'm a verbal processor. And while, yes, publishing this blog on whatever social media site may be white noise to you, and that's okay. Each time I open a blank page I'm quickly reminded of how personal the writing experience is for me. & i love it. 

let's move on to explain this title: 

Joshua 6:16 "at the seventh time, when the priests blew the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, "Shout! For the Lord has given you the city." 

Recognize it? Yes, the story of the walls of Jericho. the Lord told Joshua this crazy plan of how the walls were going to come down around the city of Jericho & Joshua's just like "Okay, cool, I'll tell everyone." He then tells the people of Israel and they do as they are told-- they march. At what point would it have been okay for me to be like "um, we're marching and these walls are coming down? yeah, right." But, despite their circumstances-- they listened, obeyed and were blessed. On the seventh day, at the seventh time... Joshua calls out his battle cry- "Shout! For the Lord has given you this city." 

Just as He was always faithful to provide for the Israelites, He will provide for me, too. whatever crazy methods He may use, His plan will come to fruition.
when we're obedient- in the mundane, day-to-day, and in the big decisions- He is sure to bless.