December 11

…and he (Joshua) said in the sight of Israel: ‘Sun stand still over Gibeon; and Moon, in the valley of Aijalon.’ So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the people had revenge upon their enemies. Joshua 10:12-13

This is one of the greatest miracles of the Old Testament, when God gave to Joshua a longer day. What was Joshua’s valiant prayer? It was a prayer against the coming of the night, in which his enemies could flee, regroup and live to fight another day. Joshua prayed for light so that he could fight till the battle was complete, and this same fighting spirit should grip us, as the people of God. Joshua prayed for light to fill the whole scene; he prayed that the light would not sink and fade till every vital victory had been won. We are to pray that God will give us such light, from the death and resurrection of His Son, that all our lives will be transformed and begin to radiate the glory of the love of God. Jesus Christ is light that burns up sin, and we must walk in His light. Light is not given for us to pursue our selfish lives; it is given for us to get everything right with God. God pours forth light by His Spirit and by His word. There are times in each of our lives when we are convicted of what can be done in the light that God gives. When God shines in your life, act, obey, put things right. The light is the opportunity to tie up loose ends, to get things ready. The night of temptation must come, and you will have to live then by the things you have attained to in the light. The night will test what you did in the light, when Christ touched you with His word and His love.