Song of the Week
Song: Another In The Fire by Hillsong UNITED
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“Then she let them down by a rope through the window, for her house was built into the city wall, so that she was living on the wall.”
Joshua 2:15 AMP
In Joshua 2:15 AMP, there is a footnote that says:
Modern Archaeology indicates that the house may have been built against the wall, so that the city wall also formed the back wall of the house. Otherwise, it may have been partially or entirely built in the wall. The Hebrew preposition (“into/in”) has too wide a range of meaning to be precise.
Whatever it is, Rahab’s house depended on the wall’s structural integrity; Rahab dwells in the city’s defenses.
In other words, Rahab has made her bed in her safe zone.
Have you also made your bed in your walls? Do you not let people in when they are trying to get close?
Why Should I Let People In?
Now I’m not saying to let everyone in, I’m saying to let people who love you and want the best for you in.
If you’re afraid of people running away with your secrets and using them as leverage against you (like me), you should know that it’ll bring you closer. Being vulnerable with people will strengthen your relationship with them, if done mindfully and intentionally.
How to Let Your Walls Down?
In Joshua 7, after Israel marched seven times around the city of Jericho, the walls came crumbling down.
God had caused the walls to crumble.
Similarly, God wants to move. He wants to break down your walls for Him.
He wants you to let Him in.
But like the Israelites, it takes effort to let God in.
Some of us are struggling to let people into our lives.
It’s hard to be vulnerable with people after you were hurt one too many times. Ever heard of the idiom ‘once bitten, twice shy’.
But God is saying to you right now that you need to first let God into your life even before you can let people into yours.
It is only with the certainty that God will protect your heart that you will be confident in trusting people again.
Call to Action
Some of you want to let God in. Take the effort to let Him in.
How? Start by telling Him about your fears (I.e. where they came from and how you feel about them). Let God break them down bit by bit.
It is not a glamorous process, but a necessary one.
God bless you and let God in!
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