Today I reviewed the book of Joshua. His testimony was success, faith, guidance, leadership and conquest. He lived his life with success from the Lord, faith in the Lord, guidance from the Lord, leadership from the Lord, and conquest for the Lord. Everything he did was with the Lord. Joshua had huge responsibility when Moses died and he was chosen as the new leader. There was constant change in his life as he first lead the people out of the desert and then on to conquer lands God promised to them. He had to abolish people and destroy wickedness.
Lives are all about choices we make. We are who we are because of our choices. You have the career you have because of the choices you made to get it. No one just showed up at a hospital and immediately began performing surgeries on people. Surgeons go to school to learn all they have to because they do have life and death in their hands. As they were trained they had leadership that guided them towards success. Everyone can be assured they don’t give out diplomas from medical school to someone that did not learn the lessons they were supposed to learn. Thank God.
The world is full of wickedness. As we live each day in the world, it is easy for us to be a part of anything we want. The world is wide open. Everyday we have freedom to make our own choices.
God can work in any life. Choosing God can deliver you from bad situations, and provide for your needs. He can bring healing. Including God in your life will enable you to accept challenges that you might have never taken on, like Joshua leading more than two million people into a strange new land and conquering it. I’m sure at times Joshua was frightened, at times he dealt with difficult people, and he faced injustice. He was on a great adventure with God.
Four things about Joshua qualified him as the leader after Moses died:
1. God appointed him. Numbers 27: 18-23
2. He was one of only two living eyewitnesses to the Egyptian plagues and exodus from Egypt.
3. He was Moses’ personal assistant for more than 40 years.
4. He was one of the 12 spies to enter Canaan, he and Caleb were the only two that believed God could help Israel could conquer the land.
Faith in God is the major theme of Joshua’s life. The faith that Joshua had was not just for him alone, it is for every person. Faith enters when we allow it. When we face difficulty, our faith can be challenged.
I’ve been sick all day. The virus will run it’s course and I will treat it with the medicines I have. I have several medicines that made claim to alleviate my symptoms; fever, cough, runny nose, and decongestant. None of the medicine claimed I could get my voice back. For that I have faith. I have faith that God will bring healing to my throat and He will give me my voice back. God gets all the glory when my voice is restored.
May God restore something in your life. Have faith. God is good and just. He can cleanse us of our sins, forgive us when no one else has, and strengthen us in health and sickness. Have faith.
May blessings come to you today from your faith in God.
Grace and peace be with you from God our father.