I know it is never too late to say a happy new month and welcome to April. I had wanted to write you this mail earlier, but you know, some things fought harder for my attention until I decided to wriggle myself out of their grip. I have been silent for a while because I needed to pray and seek the face of the Lord, a tradition that I have held year after year and practised for some time now.
I am going to try to keep this mail as brief as I can. But let me show you one secret about the 7 days that the Lord revealed to me. Sometimes you might have prayed and nothing changed. And you are left wondering what is happening. I was studying my Bible one day when the Lord used the story of the fall of Jericho to open my eyes to some truths that I have never known. For ease of reference, let me reproduce the content of that scripture:
Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.
2 And the Lord said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.
3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.
4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams’ horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.
5 And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.
6 And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the Lord.