Have you ever lined up your children, your class or even your neighborhood kids for a spontaneous march? It may have been for fun up and down the street, to go to the local park, or just around the backyard. A marching band performs at games and parades to entertain an audience. Whatever the reason for marching, the drill serves an intended purpose of doing something together for a specific outcome.
Drills used by coaches to develop a team provide that same purpose. They bring the team together while taking them to new understandings, providing oneness and increasing stamina. The drills will give the team the necessary skills to meet their foes.
"It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." Coach John Wooden, UCLA
There is a story in the Bible about Joshua’s army following God’s unusual drills. When they did, they took over the city of Jericho by marching.
Then the Lord said to Joshua, “ March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.” Joshua 6:3-5 NIV
Before God gave these marching orders to Joshua, He proclaimed the end result…
See! I have given Jericho into your hand. Joshua 6:2 NIV
PRAYER: Lord, I am ready for Your marching orders. Just as Joshua did, I will follow them no matter how unusual they may seem. Thank you for providing your direction as I march through the battles of life. In Jesus’ Name Amen.
HEAR GOD’S DIRECTIVES AND MARCH…2-3-4!
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