Do I have enough experiences with the Lord to relate to my future children His faithfulness, His mercies and his grace? Will they be inspired by it and choose to serve the LORD?
Todays’s devotion passage is in Joshua 23. It reminded me to be very strong, that the LORD routs a thousand because the LORD fought and will fight for me just as He promised.
You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed.
Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed. – Joshua 23:14
As I recall the promises He has given me, my favourite will always be that “I will fight for you. You only need to be still”. Many times I thought that the battles are for me to take head on and unexpectedly it would become so overwhelming for me and I cannot help but feel defeated by it at the end. Pressure in school, family, personal pressures and even the prejudice and stigma of the society. All this, I thought I can handle on my own. But I was wrong, I shouldn’t. I have a GOD who said He will do it for me.
However, compared to the Israelites during the time of Joshua, my challenges are not to be par for they were taken out of Egypt on to the new place.
As I type that line I was reminded that “Are you not?”
Yes, it may not be in the same situation as it were in the Israelites but the super redeeming power of God is true until this very day.
That rescuing and redeeming power is the same one that I can hold on to. He has put me from situation to situation that I thought I will not be ever to get through but now as i look back, I can see that it was all because of Him that i was able to pass those. If I would just rely on my own, I know I will not be able to do it at all.
He’s showing me that He is a promise-fulfiller in the course of my devotions. I wonder if He has promised me one thing but I totally forgot. I am thinking like a promised dream or a promised thing or something. I wonder what promise will be fulfilled for me to be reminded. I am surprised to know what, if there is any.
So be very careful to love the LORD your God. – Joshua 23:11
But really, do I need to ask more? He has already fulfilled it. He promised to be faithful and he is until now.
If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is. – 2 Timothy 2:13