I don’t think I could find any more appropriate verses (Joshua 1:6-9) to start 2014. Joshua faced a new challenge in his life, a challenge that would require a lot more courage and faith in God. Imagine being in Joshua’s shoes after the death of Moses. But God reassured Joshua that He was still with him through the journey. God is faithful in His promises, and there’s always a greater mission to complete.
Thank you God for these words you gave to Joshua, words that speak to each of us even now as we enter a new year. God bless you and happy new year!
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.”
What challenges are you facing in 2014? How can we pray for you in your journey?