Sun Stand Still
Today I traveled to a town North of El Rosario called San Martin. Just to the West of San Martin, down a long dirt road are some swimming pools called “Ojo de Agua”.
At around 10:45 this morning Sony was baptized in those pools!
(You can read Sony’s story HERE.)
Sony was scheduled for surgery on July 20th but before surgery he had to have all kinds of tests to make sure his body was strong enough to handle the procedure. The echocardiogram came back and showed his heart was slower than doctors would have liked so they sent him to a cardiologist who felt his heart would be fine but that his blood pressure was low. Since then, he’s been visiting doctors, getting tested, praying and fighting.
Sony reminds me of Joshua in the Bible. As Joshua is fighting the Amorites at Gibeon, God tells him “Do not be afraid of them. For I have given them into your hands. Not one of them will stand in front of you.”
Joshua could have just sat back and trusted that God would deliver his enemies but instead, trusting God’s promise, he marches and he fights. As Joshua and Israel are defeating the Amorites, Joshua prayed an incredibly BOLD prayer. He prayed for the sun to stand still. He was in a battle for the Lord and wanted to finish off his enemies and if the sun went down, they might escape.
“The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day.”
As we pray for miracles in our lives, it’s not enough to sit back and wait. I believe God wants us to pray bold prayers. He wants us to march and fight alongside Him. Pray bold prayers, but then march.
That’s how I see Sony. He’s a warrior. He’s marching. And God is saying, “Do not be afraid. I will deliver your enemies. The battle has been won.”
George, thank you for your posts! And thank you for the reminder to pray bold prayers! I have become timid in my prayer life, afraid of God’s no, so I pray small prayers… I needed to read this tonight and remember that we serve an awesome, powerful God!
I had forgotten about the sun standing still part! Thanks for the incredible reminder and the story of Sony. We will be in prayer for him.
“Pray bold prayers, but then march.” Needed that! Thanks!
Fight the good fight, Sony!
Wow! This is awesome. How is Sony doing…walking and talking-wise now?
I being who I am need constant reminders that I need the Father for all things
in my life and He really would like to hear my voice and my trust in Him. Thank you for those reminders.