"...and the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp. So they did six days..." Joshua 6:14
Joshua and his people had to faithfully march for six days straight in order to bring down Jericho's walls. And the trumpeters had to blow their horns all day too.
Can you imagine? Getting up every day, marching around a city, not uttering one word, and then seeing no difference and going back to the camp only to wake up the next day and do it all over again? The drudgery, the soreness, the mundanity of walking in circles over and over again - you'd think some people would have given up by then.
You'd think they would get tired of marching and trumpeting. That, because they didn't see any change day after day, they would give up and call it quits. But they kept on marching, they continued blowing their trumpets and, on that seventh day, they saw great victory with one triumphant sound, with one loud roar.
They saw victory over evil through a steadfast spirit.
You may be at a point in your life where your triumphant sound is getting old. Where you see no progress. Where you see no end to the weariness of marching day after day. But, know this, do not let a day go by where the music stops. Where, even though you're tired and weary, your heart still praises God. There may not be anything worth praising for in your mind, where there is no heart cry but just groans in your prayers, but do not stop marching.
Victory is just around the corner.
"...on the seventh day they rose early, about the dawning of the day, and marched around the city seven times...so the people shouted when the priests blew their trumpets. And it it happened when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat." Joshua 6:15,20
~ Kissy Black