January 14, 2011 Leave a comment
“At that time Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day when the Lord gave the Amorites over to the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand still at Gibeon, and moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stopped…“ ~ Joshua 10:12-13
by Patrice Tsague
Are you in need of a miracle? Do you believe in miracles? As Biblical Entrepreneurs, miracles must be a part of our worldview because they are a part of the strategy God uses in Scripture to advance His will. These miracles can be considered God-Factors; incidents when God intervenes in the affairs of His chosen to accomplish His will.
In Joshua 10, there is a coalition of five kings who bond to defeat the children of Israel after learning how invincible they have been. Joshua and his army travel all night and without rest to go battle the five kings; he needs a miracle to ensure the kings’ defeat. In the midst of the battle, Joshua prays to the Lord and declares, “‘Sun stand still over Gibeon; and Moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.’“ So the sun stands still and does not go down until Joshua completely destroys his enemies (Joshua 10:12b and 13). Joshua needs a miracle; he asks for it and receives it.
Some argue that it is impossible for the sun to stand still therefore this story must not be true, but with God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). If we can believe that there is a God who created the heavens and the earth (Gen. 1:1), can we not believe that this same God can cause solar systems to act as He chooses? Of course the sun does not move around the earth, rather the earth moves around the sun. The sun stopped because there was a delay in the earth rotation which caused it to shine for an unusual long period of time, long enough for Joshua to accomplish his objectives and recognize that God granted his request.
What miracle are you in need of this year? Do you need significant cash infusion by a certain date? Do you need a significant increase in revenue? Do you need special favor with investors or the bank? Do you need special grace from your vendors or creditors? Do you need a certain sector of the economy to start performing? Do you need a certain government regulation to be passed? If He can cause the sun to stand still for Joshua, who knows what He can do for you? Whatever you need to accomplish your plans this year, no matter how impossible or crazy it seems, make that request to God. Turn it over to the Creator of the Universe who is on your side and who you work for, and see if He will not step in and perform a miracle in your favor.
As you go to God, remember that He is under no obligation to meet your request and it must be a request that is according to His will. Miracles are not substitutes to doing what we know do to, instead they complement what we do. Joshua was prepared for battle and did all that He knew to do and believed God for what He alone could do. Are you prepared for the year? Then believe God for what He alone can do on your behalf. Maybe He will cause the sun to stand still for you too.
Copyright © 2010 Patrice Tsague ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.
Patrice Tsague, a gifted speaker, author, and entrepreneurship coach, is the Chief Servant Officer of Nehemiah Project International Ministries (NPIM). He thrives on equipping and empowering Christians to take dominion and fulfill God’s plan for their lives through biblically based, entrepreneurial training. NPIM offers a proprietary certificate business discipleship course called the “Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate Program”. The program provides a strong mix of core business concepts and biblical principles. Some of the courses offered include Principles of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE I), Practices of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE II), and Planning a Kingdom Business (BE III). To learn more about how NPIM launches entrepreneurs into their God-designed destiny, please visit www.nehemiahproject.org.
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