Memorable Scripture: You have the skills and abilities to move forward.

And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, “Are You for us or for our adversaries?”
So He said, “No, but as Commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.”
And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, “What does my Lord say to His servant?”
Then the Commander of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, “Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy.” And Joshua did so. Joshua 5:13-15

For forty years he led Israel as their military leader under Moses. Now Moses is gone and it’s time to cross the Jordan River into a new land they must fight to get.
He has trained for forty years for this time but those he depending on so much for spiritual guidance are gone.

God reveals Himself to Joshua, just as He did to his predecessor Moses so many years ago, although not through a burning bush.
This time the Commander of the army of the Lord visits the military leader of Israel.
The commonality of the two lies in the standing on holy ground.
Joshua is more than equipped for the task. He has the skill and ability to move forward.

Sometimes you venture into new territory as a Christian willing to minister in any capacity.
It doesn’t matter if you’re starting your own business, a new job, buying a home, getting married, or retiring – as a Christian you want God blessing and guidance.
You are more than equipped for the task. You have the skills and abilities to move forward.
Those redirections in life are often an intimidating thought but God reassures you with the strength of His presence. You stand on that holy ground and realize you got there by faith.
The next step you take is also a step of faith but now you go with the assurance that He’s got your back!

One thought on “Memorable Scripture: You have the skills and abilities to move forward.

  1. In 2 Chronicles 26 we studied about Uzziah becoming king at age 16.He sought God’s wisdom, became a mighty man of war, & a good leader. Years later he was so proud he took upon him self to go against the Lord’s commands and did the job of the priest. God punished him with lepercy. He died in sham. Joshua was a man of war, well trusted, he was renowned, a man after God’s on heart. Then the ultimate up grade, he took Moses’ place as leader. He kept a humble heart and God would speak with him. He lead a very Godly life. Now we have a leader who has been trained to handle (to fight) forgin leaders. And seeks God. I had been praying along the lines of Uzziah (who failed) concerning our president. But since seeing Joshua was able to hold fast, I know our president can too. So Prayer strategy has changed in favor of Joshua’s way of serving God with a humble heart.President’s family & staffers too, also the V.P. family & staffers. I wonder if Joshua ever thought that his life would be an example as to how to pray?

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