Strength and Courage
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Moses who led the Israelites out of Egypt and through the wilderness had just died. Joshua, Moses’ former aide and now the leader of the Israelites, has just been charged by God to lead His people into the Promised Land. To say that Joshua faced a daunting task would be an understatement. Before him were fortified cities, “giants in the land,” a flooded Jordan River, and a generation of Israelites who grew up wandering in the wilderness. It was at this moment that God spoke to Joshua: “Be strong and courageous.” Joshua needed to heed God’s instruction if he was to have any chance of entering into the inheritance that God prepared. Like Joshua, we too need the strength to lay hold of all of the promises that God has given us for 2019 and the courage to step into new things. Even in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, we do not have to be afraid because God has assured us that He will be with us every step of the way to help us overcome any difficulty we may face. Always remember it is not because situations are perfect we step out, nor because conditions are right we make a move. We walk by faith and with great courage.
- Pray for God to strengthen your heart in the days ahead.
- Pray for continuous boldness and a courageous attitude as you step out every day knowing that God is with you.
- Pray for grace and the commitment to complete the fast.
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