Being strong and courageous in Kingdom service

When Joshua was preparing to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land, God gave him a list of promises and admonitions. God promised that He would give them the land He had sworn to Moses, victory over their enemies, success, and most importantly to me, His presence. He assured them that they should not be frightened, dismayed or distracted from obeying the law He had given them. Three times God urged Joshua to be strong and courageous. There was no reason for Joshua to be worried as God promised: “…the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9)
I am convinced that just as God was with Joshua He will be with us also. Our job is to be alert, listen for God’s leading and guidance, and then act on that with confidence whether for small or large missions. Sometimes our part will be small but it may be a major part in what God is doing wherever He is accomplishing His purposes. We simply need to be alert and be available, ready to be used of God. We can be certain that He has supplied us with everything we need to accomplish what He is calling us to do. We operate with the gifts He has given us and in the strength of His mighty power. Because He is with us we can be strong and courageous. What a great promise.  RMF

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About ronfurg

Former naval officer, federal investigator, forensic scientist, senior executive service member and pastor. In retirement serves as volunteer and life group leader at New Life Christian Church (www.newlife4me.com). Devoted to beautiful wife, kids and grandkids. Looking forward to the time when every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord of all and that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
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