God Is Walking With You

‘…the place where you stand is holy ground’ [Exodus 3:5]

From the outside looking in it can seem like you have everything in order. To the casual observer your world looks good. You are just getting on with your work and living life.

Yet you know different.

Things have happened, maybe of your own choosing, or that other stuff which was beyond your control. Yet here you are, a little lost in life. Perhaps you feel a bit like Moses, stuck in the backside of the desert, hidden in the wilderness, hoping no one really notices you.

Moses’ life had fallen apart. He had kicked out and things had not gone well. The consequence was that Moses was disconnected, hiding away from his people, just trying to get on with doing something. Maybe he considered his life was his to own, the God part was now over.

However, in the middle of the wilderness, lost in a meaningless task Moses was about to discover an incredible truth ~ God was there. 

It didn’t feel like He was.
It didn’t even look like He was.
It had felt like forever since God had even appeared close.

That place where you find yourself right now, that place where you have ended up through difficult circumstances, God is there. What an incredible truth to build your faith on, to hold on to. God is walking with you. He has chosen to walk with you, in fact, He is already in your future waiting for you. Stay strong

Joshua is my Hero!

Reading the book of Joshua….love it.

Moses did get to see God face to face but he also got to roam around the desert for 40 years with a bunch of whingers (at times). His frustration with them caused him to act rashly once which meant that he missed out on the ultimate prize.

Think about this. Joshua got to hang out with Moses. He experienced all the things Moses experienced stood by the side of Moses AND then got the privilege of taking the Israelites into the promised land.

He took the steps of promise.
He went where they had not gone before.
He saw even more amazing things done by the Lord.
He was God’s man for an incredible season.

I love that he never tried to do things his way. One solid lesson he probably learned from observing Moses was to make sure you do things the way God instructs. The taking of Jericho does not make sense other than it’s an exercise in trusting God. What a destiny!

Where is God taking me that I have never been before?
Am I willing to do things Gods way?

As I read Joshua certain things jump out to me…
…those in the land to be taken knew they were coming.
…they had heard about what God had done.
…because he did it Gods way God made him famous in the region.

Much to ponder. What do you think?