PASSAGE: Joshua 10:12-14 ~ "On the day the LORD gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the LORD in the presence of Israel:
O moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.'
So the sun stood still,
and the moon stopped,
till the nation avenged itself on its
The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the LORD listened to a man. Surely the LORD was fighting for Israel!"
We serve such a big God! THE God. And this same mighty God Who loved Joshua so much that He answered his incredible prayer loves us, too. Joshua was a man who fully loved and trusted the Lord; he knew that God is God and there is no other. God loves us the same way. And in His love for us, He has graciously given us talents and desires that are meant to be used.
In his book, Just Like Jesus, Max Lucado says, "The longings of your heart are not incidental, they are critical messages. The desires of your heart are not be ignored, they are to be consulted. As the wind turns the weather vane, so God uses your passions to turn your life. God is too gracious to ask you to do something you hate."
What talents and desires has God put into your heart? What passions? They are there for a purpose. The same God Who prepared Joshua to be such a man of faith that he prayed to God to stop the sun in the sky, is the same God Who has been preparing us to bring those passions to fruition. Have you thought about what those desires are preparing you for?
Life has a way of 'getting away with us,' so if you haven't thought about it for a while, then reading this is no accident! He's already promised that if we ask, seek and knock that the door will be opened for us (Matt. 7:7-8)...so ask...seek...knock! And when the Lord confirms the direction for you to use your talents and desires, then do it.
He's waiting for your prayer and He'll move heaven and earth...and maybe even the sun...to see that you accomplish His purpose!