March Into A Miracle

What do you do when you don’t know what to do? We have so many natural advantages yet find ourselves ill-equipped for the situation we face. I want to share four things with you that you must do when you don’t know what to do.

1. When the enemy attacks, assemble with your family

So Judah gathered together to ask help from the LORD; and from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD. Then Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court.

2 Chronicles 20:4-5

When Moabites, Ammonites, and Edomites are attacking, we need to assemble. King Jehosophat did not assemble with his military commanders but with his Jewish, God-fearing family. When you don’t know what to do, go to church, a small group, a prayer meeting or a family gathering.

As Christians, we are not the church; we are part of the church. As strong as you might be in Christ, when hard times come, you need to understand that you are weak. A single snowflake is very fragile by itself but put a lot of them together and they can stop traffic, shut down cities, and become a force to be reckoned with.

When you see a predator attacking a prey, they usually seek to isolate the prey from the herd. Your first instinct when you face a problem that is bigger than you is to hide, rather than assemble. Every one of us have battles we are fighting. Life is not just miracles; there are challenges but there is strength in unity (Hebrews 10:25).

Science Of Isolation

In 148 studies involving some 308,849 participants between 1980 and 2014, investigators concluded that social isolation was roughly equivalent to the negative effects of smoking one pack of cigarettes per day.”

Holt-Lunstad et al., 2015

Socially isolated individuals had increased blood pressure, body mass index, heart disease, cancer, waist circumference, and inflammation when compared to individuals who were socially connected .”

Claire Young et al., 2016

2. Prayer should be our first response, not our last resort

This is the second thing we should do when we don’t know what to do. You might not know specifically what to do, where to go, what to choose, who to marry but you know how to get on your knees, pray, and ask God.

When you don’t know what to do, learn the power of short prayers. King Jehoshaphat made 4 short prayers in 2 Chronicles 20:6-12:

  • He praised God for His power.
  • Acknowledged God for His gifts.
  • Complained about his invaders.
  • Asked for help.

Successful prayer changes your focus before it changes your circumstances. Prayer invites God into our problems so His power can show up. Your life might look the same after prayer, but your heart is not.

When you take your problems into prayer, God will put His peace into your heart (Philippians 4:6-7). Before God releases His power, He releases His peace.

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3. God gives promise before He brings provision 

Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, in the midst of the assembly.”

2 Chronicles 20:14

When King Jehoshaphat assembled with God’s people, he received a promise from God.

God’s answer comes by word before it comes by work.

What many people miss about God is they think if they ask God for help, He comes and changes their circumstances first. What God does is give you a check, through a promise or a word. God doesn’t answer with a miracle first, He gives a message.

Prayer is a response to a problem; praise is a response to a promise. Don’t wait to cash the check before you thank God for what He is doing.

Faith doesn’t just believe God can do it; it takes God in advance. 

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4. Miracles are God’s job; marching is ours. 

Tomorrow, go down against them….You will not need to fight in this battle….tomorrow go out against them, for the LORD is with you.”

2 Chronicles 20:16-17

Today, we pray; tomorrow, we slay. 

Today we meet, tomorrow we march. 

This means you still have to show up. You cannot save, deliver, or heal yourself but you don’t have to. That is God’s job. Let God be God and you be yourself; show up and trust God to do His job.

Don’t postpone your obedience until you get more details; Abraham didn’t (Genesis 12:1, Hebrews 11:8). 

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Expect God

And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.

Exodus 14:13

Faith and fear have something in common. They both ask you to believe in something you cannot see.

Fear says the enemy will show up tomorrow. 

Faith says God will show up tomorrow. 

It takes the same faith to believe for your miracle as it does for your failure. Don’t expect the devil; expect God! The devil might show up but that will be his defeat because God is showing up in your future.

When you march in obedience to God, you are marching towards God’s victory in your life. The valley will become a place of victory (2 Chronicles 20:26). Therefore, choose to live by faith, choose to walk by faith, and take another step by faith.

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