“Remember the good things from your past, but do not get stuck there. God is always doing a new thing! When God called Abraham to a new place, he did not even think about where he was to go. He simply trusted God because he knew God was faithful. Do not be afraid to release and walk away from what God is finished with; He has wonderful new things waiting for you!” – Joyce Meyer, The Everyday Life Study Bible
This is part of Joyce Meyer’s commentary on Joshua 1:1-8.
Verse 9 is probably familiar to you:
“Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Other things that God tells Joshua in the first 8 verses include:
- Do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you. v. 7 –> Obey God’s Word.
- The Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. v. 8 —> Read God’s Word and think about throughout your day, before you go to bed, when you wake up in the middle of the night… Let God’s Word guide you.
- For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success. v. 8 —> You don’t have to force your way in this life. Follow God’s Word and He will help you be successful.
What’s a new thing that God may be wanting to do in your life?
How can you apply the principles found in Joshua 1:1-9 to help you?
Thank you God for Who you are – our Creator, our Strong Tower, our Guide. Thank you that you love us and lead us. Amen.