Joshua 1:1-9 New International Version
Joshua Installed as Leader
1 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide:
2 “Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites.
3 I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. 4 Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates—all the Hittite country—to the Mediterranean Sea in the west. 5 No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. 6 Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.
7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
STEPPING STONES ~
God puts his plan into motion
Each step leads to another one. Just like when Moses died, God had a plan for Joshua. God speaks his word and we are to be strong and very courageous too. We see things and feel things that only God can help us with inside. A new beginning is not always easy and yet often needed. I am not saying someone needs to die for you to take the next step as it was for Joshua. I am saying that each step of the way, is a gift from God. A path laid before us and we are to step into a greater plan for our lives.
Maybe we will not become the ruler of a kingdom, but we certainly know the ruler over all things. That name is God and his only son Jesus. Jesus took steps upon this earth and made a difference one step at a time. His love remains today and we can call upon his name anytime. Speak words of life unto yourself, like I am special and I am determined to make a difference. My life was created for God and I will press forward as this new day begins. My choices matter and my life matters.
2 Timothy 1:7 English Standard Version
~ for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
The next step might be one of faith, but you can do it!
You can find the courage that is inside of you and the wisdom to speak right words. All of us are taught in school to raise our hands, know when to speak and follow what the teacher says. Look up and see the teacher of your soul, and his word (Bible) that holds stepping stones along the way. The truth is before you and the answers are found within. It only takes one yes to God, surrender and pressing forward. Looking up high and knowing that greater is he that is within you, than he who is in the world.
I thank God for stepping stones of life. I haven't always understood everything in my life. It took time and the clock of life continues to tick away. Each day I do my best to keep right thoughts and enjoy this day I have been given. I look forward to writing you (readers of my blog) on a daily bases. I care and I hope it comes through the words on this page. I value your time and that you pass this onto your friends too. My prayer continue for you, your family and friends.
Happy new day!