If God says something one time, it is IMPORTANT. If God says it three times in four verses, it is VERY IMPORTANT.
God gave Joshua a vision of the promised land, a land flowing with milk and honey. He saw it with his own eyes, and with Caleb, gave a good report to Moses and all the nation of Israel. Ten others saw the land too, but they were more focused on the armed inhabitants and the fortified cities. The nation of Israel listened to the negative reports of the ten men and grumbled against God, spending the next 40 years wandering the desert.
After the death of Moses, God spoke to Joshua and told him that it was time to fulfill the vision of God’s people inhabiting the promised land. God had a clear message for Joshua.
Three times in Joshua 1, God says:
Be Strong and Courageous (v6)
Be Strong and Courageous (v7)
Be Strong and Courageous (v9)
Courage is the mental and moral strength to venture forward, to persevere and to withstand danger, fear or difficulty (Merriam-Webster). For the Christian, your courage is rooted and grounded in your relationship with God.
What is holding you back from taking the next step with God in your life? What is your fear? What challenge do you need to rise above?
God knew what Joshua needed to take the next step in his life and leadership. He needed to be “strong and courageous.”
Dare to Ask God for strength and courage today,
You are not called to pursue a life of integrity alone. Are you a part of a small group of people who are growing spiritually?
Are you a promise keeper or do you struggle to keep your word? God always fulfills His promises. Check out a few of those promises here.
Integrity is aligning your inner life and outward life into a seamless whole person. Is your integrity aligned? Find out here.
Where do you need to grow in integrity in your life? Dare to Ask God to make your life look more like Jesus’ and be amazed as He begins to answer your prayer through repentance and joy!
We can be a reflection of Christ to others by living lives of integrity. Join us as we start our new series on Integrity.
As we wrap up our series on “Family Priority,” would you join us in prayer for you and your family to grow in understanding of God’s design for families?
You have an opportunity to reflect God to a world who desperately needs to see faithfulness and fidelity lived out. What is your greatest challenge?
Is your family reflecting the image of God? Check out what the Bible says about your place in God’s design for family.
Since Family is God’s idea and design, we have a calling to be diligent about pointing our family members to Him. Need help with ideas on how you can be more intentional with your family? Read these tips!
Does your family practice good communication and affection with one another? Check out this weeks post!
Strong families have strong commitments and enjoy spending time with one another. Take time to do this with your family today!
There will be a day that we will be in perfect relationship with God and with our Christian brothers and sisters. Are you in the family of God?