On the seventh day they rose early at the dawn of day, and marched around the city in the same manner seven times... And at the seventh time, when the priests had blown the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, "Shout; for The Lord has given you the city. (Joshua 6:15-16 RSV)

 

Have you thought about doing such a prayer
walk around your place of work like Joshua at
Jericho? Or if a postman or woman could you
read these verses and then march and pray
as you deliver the daily post claiming the
ground for God. In the thirteenth century a
man named William Wallace became the
instrument of freedom from England's tyranny
over Scotland. A very wicked king ruled
England. A tragedy in the life of William
Wallace launched him into living for this
cause. Initially his cause was revenge, but
soon his cause turned to something bigger
than himself - freedom for a nation. When he
challenged the commoners to fight for this
freedom, they responded that the enemy was
too great and that they might die on the
battlefield. They also refused to fight for the
nobles, the knights and leaders who had a
vested interest in gaining more land for
themselves versus a pure cause of freedom.
Wallace's response: "Yes, we might die. We
will all die sooner or later. But we will die for a
cause worth dying for. So that our children
and their children might live in freedom." This
story was popularized in the movie Brave
Heart.

Today there are Christian workplace believers
living a status quo relationship with God that
is more characterized as "business as usual"
than a life demonstrating God's power. We
are often more concerned with improving our
standard of living than improving the Kingdom
of God through our circle of influence. While
this takes place, millions upon millions die
without the saving grace of Christ. God has
called each of us to live for a cause greater
than ourselves - a life that is dependent on
His grace and power to achieve things we
never thought possible through our lives. This
is His plan for your life. The apostle Paul
prayed that He might experience the power of
the resurrection in his life. This power is
available to you and me to live for a cause
greater than ourselves to transform our nation
and the place of work for Christ. Have a great
summer and may God bless you richly.

Simon

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