Joshua 10:12 – 14 Then Joshua spoke to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, ”O sun, stand still at Gibeon, And O moon in the valley of Aijalon.” So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, Until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies. Is it not written in the book of Jashar? And the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day. There was no day like that before it or after it, when the LORD listened to the voice of a man; for the LORD fought for Israel.
God intervened supernaturally on the behalf of Israel because of a Big prayer prayed by Joshua. Think about this audacious prayer – He asked God to keep the sun from setting – that is some faith in God. God answered Joshua’s prayer by giving him and Israel all the daylight they needed to get the job done.
What does this mean for us? Well, there are times when the Lord will supernaturally intervene in your life because of the big prayers that you pray. I have seen people healed of disease because they called on God. I have seen drunks saved and never have a desire again for alcohol or pick it by the power of God in their life. I have seen drug addicts immediately released from the power of drugs and made clean and to not return to addiction. I have seen lives changed in miraculous ways by the supernatural intervention of God through prayer. I have seen the Lord move in response to the need of His child and move any mountain that needed to be moved to get His people what they needed. That is our God! He answers Big prayers.
While He does answer Big prayers, I want you to understand, He doesn’t always move like that. I have seen drunks delivered, but I have seen others who still struggled with that sin even after they were saved. I have seen saints healed, but I have seen others die with their disease. What I am saying is that there are times when the Lord will move in supernatural power in those big prayers to meet the need of His child and there are other times that He will not. We do not know the reason why but that should never keep us from praying Big prayers. God will not answer the prayers that are not prayed.
Let us go out and be praying Big Prayers and see what God will do.
What Big prayer can I be praying for you today?
(This Post was inspired partly by the book Sun Stand Still which I am not finished with yet but would recommend to you already.)