Last week I began trekking with Joshua. I'm not sure how many times I've made the journey with him, but God always knows when Joshua's lessons are the ones I need most.
- RECEIVE His word
- REMOVE anything standing between them and His goodness
- RESPECT (obey) His commands
I love that from the outset, God promised Joshua success: "Joshua, no one will be able to defeat you as long as you live. I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will always be with you; I will never abandon you." (Joshua 1:5)
Can it be that simple? Follow God's lead and He promises success? Maybe not by the world's standards, but by His. And we know God always keeps His promises: "The Lord’s promise is sure. He speaks no careless word; all he says is purest truth, like silver seven times refined." (Psalm 12:6 TLB)
Shall we try? Are we brave enough? Come on, let's go! After all, God promises to get us safely to the shore. Do you hear Him calling from the river? I'll race you to the water!
5 Joshua told the people, “Purify yourselves, because tomorrow the Lord will perform miracles among you.” 6 Then he told the priests to take the Covenant Box and go with it ahead of the people. They did as he said. (Joshua 3:1-6)