Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 NKJV
God did not allow Moses to lead His people into the Promised Land. The Lord commanded Joshua to lead Israel into the land where God would dwell with His people.
God said to Joshua, “Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you. As I said to Moses; “No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.” Three times God told Joshua; “be strong and courageous.”
The Lord is a God of generations. Moses was faithful. He made mistakes, but completed the work God set before him. God called his assistant Joshua to lead Israel.
Joshua was in Egypt with the children of Israel. He saw God deliver them through the red sea on dry land. He saw the Lord provide water from a rock. Joshua saw food fall from the sky. He saw Moses serve God. He was an eye witness of the Lord’s faithfulness!
Jesus is calling you to be faithful. He knows you will make mistakes. He has already seen them. Jesus wants you to faithfully pursue a relationship with Him. Jesus wants you to give Him what is rightfully His, your obedience your worship and your love!
The future leaders of God’s people are watching us!
Christianity is not a list of things we can and can’t do. It is a relationship with the God who created us. Jesus knows we are not perfect. He is calling us to live in a loving relationship with the one who is perfect.
Jesus wants us to be transparent with the next generation. He wants them to witness the power of God in us. He wants us to testify of His love and faithfulness. Jesus wants us to take a stand for righteousness. Jesus wants us to lead the next generation of believers to Him.
Don’t pretend to know everything. Don’t pretend to be something you aren’t. Tell them you are a sinner saved by the grace of God. Tell them you are not perfect. Introduce the next generation of believers to the One who is perfect and loves them perfectly!
If you do not know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior call out to Him today!
Ask Jesus to deliver you from the bondage of unbelief. He will lead you into the promised land of abundant living with Him. Jesus will prepare you for the work He wants to accomplish in you and through you today!
Lead the next generation to Jesus. Walk in great boldness by faith in Jesus Christ today!
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