Our focus verse for today comes from Joshua 1:9, ” Have I not given you your orders? Take heart and be strong; have no fear and do not be troubled; for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. ”
This morning the Lord made me think about Joshua and the Israelites as they prepared to overtake Jericho. Imagine the amount of anticipation that was growing as they received their instructions from Joshua, and then proceeded to march around the entire city each day for six days. They knew that on that seventh day, after they completed their seventh turn around the city, that God was going to deliver the land to them. They knew that God had brought them there, and they knew that He would deliver to them what He had promised. Imagine their anticipation that early morning on the seventh day, as they arose at dawn. In a few hours they were going to shout for the LORD, and He was going to show His power to them and for them. And then Joshua 6:16 says, ” and the seventh time it happened. ” Just as God said He would, He was with them wherever they went. As they went forward with strength and courage, God did a mighty work through the faith and obedience of His people.
And this morning, God asks and promises nothing less to us. Who can describe or know all the walls that exist right now in the lives of the people that we will come in contact with today? Think about all those we encounter, and how Jesus said of such is the kingdom of heaven. How many families of Rahab could we touch that the LORD will save from destruction? And how much of His power has God lost since that mighty day at Jericho? Our Savior has laid before us a field already white for harvest, and tomorrow we need to start the day and be Jesus to many people who have never seen Him before.
As we seek Him today, turn your eyes to what God will do through you in the lives of those people tomorrow. Ask Him to prepare us today for what He wants to do in us and through us.