Then Joshua spoke to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before
the children of Israel, and he 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. Is this not written in the Book of Jesher? So the sun stood still in the
midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.
Have you ever wondered how a bird can sleep on its perch and never fall off? The secret is the
tendons of the bird's legs. They are constructed in such a way that when the leg is bent at the
knee, the claws contract and grip like a steel trap. The claws refuse to let go until the knees are
It was the bent knee that gave Joshua his power as well. As the Israelites were pursuing their
enemy the Amorites, they were running out of daylight. It was a critical time because, even
though the battle had been won, the route was not complete. In the sight of all Israel, Joshua
stopped and called upon the Lord, and the sun stood still in the midst of the sky.
Joshua 10:14 declares, "And there has been no day like that, before it or after it, that the LORD
heeded the voice of a man; for the LORD fought for Israel." That's the power of the bent knee!
If you want power with God, you need to practice bending your knees. While every prayer will
not stop the sun, every prayer that reflects God's will can win your battle. Prayer is God's chosen
instrument to release His power in our daily life.
Determine today to practice the power of prayer. Set aside a daily time to bend the knee and seek
the Lord. Discover for yourself the life changing effects that can be brought about through bent
WHEN YOU NEED TO HANG ON TIGHT, BEND YOUR KNEES.