Updated: Aug 23, 2021
Joshua 1:6 Be strong and of a good courage
1:7 Only be thou strong and very courageous
1:9 Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed for the Lord thy God is with thee wherever thou goest.
1:18 ...only be strong and of a good courage
Four times in the first chapter of Joshua, the Lord said to Joshua; "Be strong and of a good courage." This has to mean it is of the utmost importance to God. It's like He's saying Pay attention! Focus on this! Verily, Verily this is important!
Below are a few reminders the Lord said to me toward the beginning of the year 2021.
God said to Have confidence in myself and in what He has deposited within me because of WHO is standing with me, within me, before me, because of WHO is with me. 2 Kings 6:16 "Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. God and His angel armies are with you, around you; they back you up. So have full confidence in yourself, because God has confidence in you, because you are His and He backs you.
God said, I Love you! I see you! El-Roi, I AM the God who sees, who knows exactly what you need at any and all times. He does and shall provide according to His riches in glory, according to His sovereign and providential plan. Romans 8:35 asks the question, "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall
things to come
Nothing shall be able to separate us from the Love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord
3. God said, He is interested in every detail of our lives. We are to bring to Him EVERYTHING that pertains to us, bring it to Him FIRST! Why? Because He made us; shaped us; knew us even before being fashioned and formed in our mother's womb. He knows us better than we know ourselves and He only wants the best for us. Jeremiah 29:11 says "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." He is the creator of EVERYTHING, so who else would be better to get advice and counsel from. He
intricately put ALL of EVERYTHING
KNOWN AND UNKNOW,
SEEN AND UNSEEN together.
He holds it ALL together so it runs and operates smoothly just as He designed it to do.
We would be fools to trust in anyone or anything else.
Let the King of Glory enter into every aspect of your life!
4. God is lifting us up and raising us to a new standard: strengthening us and empowering us even the more. Isaiah 59:19, So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. It's not that we didn't already have His presence, His power and His high standard, all of us didn't know this or walked in it. But a time is coming and is very soon upon us even now, where we shall ALL; Your Church LORD, walk in that power, boldness and authority you have given us and ALL will see it. We shall be that raised standard!
The religious will see it and despise it,
the traditionalist will see it and hate it,