The seventh time around, when the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the army, “Shout! For the LORD has given you the city!” Joshua 6:16
The Israelites had crossed the Jordan River and were in the land of Canaan. The first city they came to was Jericho. God had a new way for them to take this city. They were to march around one time each day for seven days without saying or doing anything else. On the seventh day they were to march around seven times, then shout to the Lord. As they shouted to the Lord, the walls of the city came crashing down and they were able to take the city.
The city of Jericho had walls that were thick enough for chariots to race on the top. They were tall and very strong. It appeared that no one could get through them easily.
Throughout your life you will go through different situations that seem very large and difficult. It will appear that there is no way through the situation and that you are now finished.
Yet, God is there in front of you. He knows the situation and is ready for it. There will be times when you have to do a lot of praying and action for God to remove the situation. Other times God may want you to be silent, trust Him and give Him praise for what He is about to do.
As the Israelites were walking around the city, they had to be silent. As you are facing a great wall in your life, this may be a time when you need to reflect on what God has done in the past and what He can do for you in the future.
When it is time for that wall to come down, you must shout out praise and worship to God for who He is and what He can and will do. Allow God to remove that wall in your life. Do not try to do it on your own.
As you allow God to remove it, do not forget to praise Him. Let the world know that it is God who is doing it. Shout it out loud for all the world to know.
I pray today that God will remove the walls in your life; that you will shout praise to God for the world to hear; that everyone will know God removed the wall in your life; and that you will trust God to go before you.