My day is out of control busy, but I rearraged somethings to try & catch this Prayer Wave thing. I walked my neighborhood this morning praying (also looking for Bob, our missing cat). Here are a few things that came up:
– I noticed how many houses were for sale, the majority were some kind of distressed situation – bank owned. It made me sad
– I felt led to pray that the Christ-followers who were somewhere in each of the peoples’ relational web would step it up a little (this included me)
– About 3/4 of the way through my hood, I noticed how much the houses all look like little fortresses. I began to pray that the Spirit of God would penetrate those citidels. I began to ask God to break the isolation that we tend to live in & to tear through the insulation we put up between us & him. When I got back. I picked up the Bible & started in on my reading for the day as laid out in my BIBLE READING PLAN (you are so missing out if you don’t do something like this). Voila! I was in Joshua 6 – you guessed it, the Jericho story – walking around with God & seeing walls crumble. Cool. A few thoughts from Jericho:
“See I have given Jericho into your hand” – sure didn’t look like it. There is such a think as “faith eyes”
“you shall do so for 6 days… on the 7th day… there shall be 7 priests…” Seven is the number of completeness in the Bible. This is bottom shelf meaning, not kooky numerology. Faith looks like not leaving it short. May our pray temp spike. YES! But may it leave a higher “NORMAL” prayer temp. Honestly, this is one of the most encouraging things I am seeing at Journey. This really is happening.
Happy Prayer Wave Day!
How was YOUR prayer wave day?