30, December 2013

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Prepare for Attack (4)

‘…What does my Lord say to His servant?’ Joshua 5:14 NKJV

Some issues are so crucial that, until you have resolved them, you cannot move forward or enjoy God’s blessing in your life. Joshua faced such an issue when he stood before the towering walls of Jericho, the strongest city in the Promised Land and the first that had to be conquered. We read: ‘And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes… and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn… And Joshua…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…worshipped, 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 NKJV) So, what is your Jericho? What’s the one big battle you must win in order to fulfil what God has planned for your life? Some battles can only be won on your knees. Before His victory at the cross, Christ, Who is our example, spent His hardest night in Gethsemane praying, ‘…Not My will, but Thine, be done.’ (Luke 22:42 KJV) Are you intimidated by the size of the challenge? Do you think you don’t have what it takes? Does it feel like you have been going round in circles and getting nowhere? Take time out. Get alone with God, and stay in His presence until He gives you His plan. Then say yes to it, and He will empower you.

 

SoulFood: Job 38-39, Matt 2:16-23, Ps 139:13-24, Ecc 11:7-10

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2013

30, December 2013

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