Encouragement for your daily walk with God
In both the Old and New Testaments, we read about great men and women of God. We watch as God mightily works in their lives, and maybe on an occasion or two, have even prayed that God would use us in the same fashion. But let’s be honest here. How can we possibly live up to the likes of Moses, Daniel, Peter, Deborah, Phoebe, et al. Like a child in their parent’s closet, the shoes are just too big to fill.
I’m sure that Joshua felt that way when Moses died. God had chosen to work through Moses to carry out the plagues in Egypt, divide the Red Sea, and miraculously feed the “evacuees” of Egypt for forty years. Those were some mighty big shoes to fill! But when the time came, Joshua was comforted by words from God, Himself, that he could count on God’s presence too.
Dear Christ follower, the same God who used the patriarchs and matriarchs is with you too. They were merely ordinary people with an extraordinary God. So let’s walk in confidence today. He is with us. He won’t abandon us. We can expect to accomplish great things—not because of who we are, but because of who He is, and what He can do!
There shall not any man 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. Joshua 1:5