There are times we talk about what is coming with a futuristic approach. In a decade or so we anticipate something different. Then there are times when change overtakes us without warning. This season is one where the latter has come upon us in so many ways, that everything has changed. There is no time to prepare for the future because the future is here. This is not multiple option and you can’t run away from it. Like it or not change is here.
In such a time, we must brace ourselves like Joshua and get on with the matters at hand. Stay up late praying things through, planning preparing and doing whatever it takes to catch up with the change. Realign yourself to the new reality that has already started everywhere around you.
SCRIPTURE READING: Joshua 6:1-9 Now Jericho was securely shut up because of the children of Israel; none went out, and none came in. And the LORD said to Joshua: “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.” Then Joshua the son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the LORD.” And he said to the people, “Proceed, and march around the city, and let him who is armed advance before the ark of the LORD.” So it was, when Joshua had spoken to the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the LORD advanced and blew the trumpets, and the ark of the covenant of the LORD followed them. The armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard came after the ark, while the priests continued blowing the trumpets.
DEVOTION PRAYER: My Jesus, I realign myself to the reality that change is here. With a joyful heart I embrace this new beginning in the name of Jesus, Amen.