When Joshua led the people into the Promised Land, it wasn’t all fun and games. Even though God was with them and guaranteed their success, God’s people learned that they would have to take steps to obtain the promise.
When faced with his first challenge inside the Promised Land, Joshua went straight to God instead of trusting in his experience. He knew God had told him to take the land, but it was the “how” that Joshua needed help with.
God instructed Joshua to command his army to march around the city once a day for exactly 6 days. On the 7th day, they were to march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing their trumpets on the last lap. When Joshua’s army gave a shout of victory, that was God’s cue to take down the walls of Jericho. No architects, no city planning committee, no permits and no heavy equipment needed. Joshua and his army were to simply obey, even when it didn’t make sense, and God would do the rest.
Sometimes the only thing standing between you and the fulfillment of God’s promise is a simple act of obedience. God gives you something simple to do in order to test your obedience and show you His glory as you move forward together, step by step toward the promise. The wisdom of God will at times challenge your logical reasoning, but like Joshua, when you choose to simply trust God and obey, you will see Him move in a powerful way.
Shout; for the Lord hath given you the city. Joshua 6:16