Every Family Deserves Hope
I’ve been studying the book of Joshua lately and the Israelites conquest for the Promised Land. Ultimately, I know that as a believer my promised land is eternity in Heaven, but is there a place in my life where His promises are full and alive? I believe there is, and I believe there is a place of peace, promise and hope for my life here on earth. It is not a perfect place (because it’s earth) but is a place that feels somewhat promised for me. When I read the first chapter of Joshua, I see the instructions given to Joshua and quickly realize how they apply to my promised land.
Joshua 1:6 says –
- “Be strong and courageous” – This reminds me that in order to live in my promised land, I must BE DETERMINED.
- “Obedient to instruction” – Encourages me to SEEK GODLY WISDOM. This is why we have instruction when we purchase a trampoline. Without following the directions, I end up with remaining parts and pieces. Seeking Godly counsel and following such advice leads me down the right road toward that promised place that God has for me.
- “Do not turn to the right nor the left” – This requires me to STAY FOCUSED. I have often thought that if the enemy knows he cannot destroy me, then he will just do his best to distract me. Once distracted and over a period of time, I will simply stray away on my own. Staying focused is essential for me to reach my promised place in Christ.
- “Meditate on God’s Word” – Simply put this is an instruction to REMAIN ENGAGED. God’s desire is to be in communion with us, and therefore we must remain involved and engaged in our walk with Him.
- “Be successful” – WE WIN.
The place in life that God has in store for each of us is not a hidden place. He wants us to meet Him there, however, we will not just end up there. We too must follow the instructions like Joshua because the truth is everyone ends up somewhere, but few end up somewhere on purpose.
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