Day 4 – Am I Willing To Be Second In Command?

Day 4 – Jan. 4, 2022

Daily Theme – Am I Willing To Be Second In Command? 

Scripture – Joshua 5.13-15

Over the course of these 100 Days of Prayer, it will become even more obvious that you are not the top general. You may have always claimed that to others and possibly even to yourself, but your ego and actions may indicate the contrary.

One of the goals of this time, is each of us submitting to God in prayer by showing a dependence on Him. Our words and our heart will consistently submit to Him.

Joshua was a well-trained and seasoned warrior, whose shoulder was tapped to take the leadership of God’s people after Moses died. Yet, that position and training did not guarantee success for Joshua. His primary task was to be faithful to the role of leading God’s people and to spend time in the presence of the Lord. In the verses above, Joshua submitted to His Commander, the very same Commander for you and I have today. It’s time for each of us to be reminded that we are second in command, just like Joshua.

The faithful leader in the Chinese Church, Watchman Nee, once wrote, “Not until we take the place of a servant can He take His place as Lord.” These words are true for us today.

Themes to pray over

  • A personal spirit of humility
  • The practice of praying before a decision
  • Asking God each day how you can serve HimA Prayer of each of us todayFather God, please teach me how to honour You and respect Your leadership in my life. Enable me to be humble each day, as Your Son Jesus modelled. Remind me each day of the blessings I enjoy, for they come from Your hand. Lord, may I seek You and faithfully step down the path You lead, ready and willing to serve what brings You glory.
  • Amen.

  • A Question to Ponder
  • What area of leadership in your life have you been hesitant to hand over to God? Why is that?

Additional Resources

  • –  I Will Follow by Chris Tomlin
  • –  The Book God’s Will by J.I. Packer
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