Daily Bible Inspirations

Listen Up!

by Darla Noble

“Wherever you hear the sound of the shofar, rally there to us. Our God will fight for us.”

Nehemiah 4:20

The shofar is a musical instrument made from a ram’s horn. It was used by the Jewish people in during times of celebration and times of battle. During times of celebration, it was a call to prayer. During times of battle it was a call to rally together; to be united in the fight.

If you think about it, one of the primary aspects of prayer should be to rally together with God—to unite with Him in our fight against Satan. So metaphorically speaking, prayer is our shofar.

When we call out to God in prayer each day—any time of the day or night—we are uniting ourselves with Him and acknowledging our need for His leadership and wisdom. But in doing so, we need to hear AND obey what he says. We need to allow Him to take charge of our lives and fight for us.

So spend time reading the Bible each day, talking to God in prayer, seeking fellowship and teaching from other Christians, and living your life in a way that shows you are putting your full faith in God.

God, I am calling You to go before me in battle and to be the leader of my life. In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.