I haven’t spent a lot of time in the Old Testament over the recent years. But as I was pondering where to jump in – the book of Joshua stood out to me…so I don’t think about things too long. 🙂 I just assume that’s God and go for it. And God is a really good Leader isn’t He? As we approach this new year what could be better that focusing on the themes of God’s fulfilled promises to ineherit land and space?
Joshua 1:5 “Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you.”
WHAT WORDS! What words. Just as I was with Moses….think about the intimacy of God’s leadership with Moses as he led the Israelites. He spoke so cleary. He led so definitely. God interacted with Moses so closely so that Moses could rightly care for God’s precious people.
Why can’t I put my name in for Joshua’s name? ‘Abi – just as I was with Moses, I am going to be with you in 2012.’ I don’t think that’s too risky of a theological gamble.
So – what if my expectation of the Lord ‘being with me’ went up? What if I look for Him more? What if I quiet my heart to hear Him speak more because I KNOW He is ready to lead me? What if I trust Him more?
I don’t know about you but I have this stirring in my heart that 2012 is going to be a big and important year. Today, my heart is singing with the renewed reality that my God is with me.
We just celebrated Christmas – our Emanuel God. God with us. He gave and He came to literally be with us. There is no greater intimacy and there is no sweeter invitation to relationship!
Joshua 1:5 “Just as I was with Moses, I will be with you (insert your name here).” Let that ring over and over in your ears today!