Three years ago, my husband had the idea to do a series based around the Old Testament miracle, where Joshua prays for God to make the sun stand still (Josh 10:7-14). It turned out to be one of the most influential series in the history of our church. The series also inspired my husband's first book. The book (finally) releases one week from tomorrow!
So in conjunction with the release of the book, we re-launched the series this weekend. I have read the book and heard the message many times but my husband was able to make it fresh and challenging yet again.
I think part of the message that spoke the loudest to me was that when you have the faith to pray Sun Stand Still prayers, it presents you with a whole new way to pray. Do you have any prayers that you have prayed so much that they have lost their meaning? Like "God be with me today," or "Bless this food to the nourishment of our bodies," or "Thank you for this day." All of these prayers had meaning at one time in my life but eventually turned into something I would just say because I thought I needed to say something to God.
When you truly believe that God can make the sun stand still, your prayers take on more depth. Like I don't want to just pray that God would keep my boys safe and healthy, I want to pray that God would grow them up to be the most godly men of their generation (safe and healthy would fall under that). I don't just want to pray that God would bless my marriage, I pray that God would use my marriage to impact thousands of people for His glory.
It's the audacity to believe that God has bigger plans for me than I could ever ask or imagine. And that not only does He want me to pray audacious prayers, He wants to answer them.
And now I have great news… If you would like to watch this message, you can now catch the Elevation Experience every hour on the hour all week long. You can even watch it on your phone!
I hope you have a great week! I can't wait to share with you pictures from our first day of preschool and Elijah's first t-ball game later on this week!