Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Wherever You Go

As I continue to spend a few weeks looking at seeking God, I want to spend this week exploring the truth that God is near.  Yesterday, I looked at the urgency to seek God while we can in this life because God is near.  Eternity is after this physical life on earth and reminds us that the eternal life is far more important than this physical life, so we need to seek the eternal and unseen God in this life.  We may not see Him, but we are given promises in the Bible that He is near.  Today, I want to look at how seeking after our amazing God and Creator also helps us to do the work God has given us.  Please use the link and read Joshua 1:1-9.

Looking at the history of the Israelites, we see that Joshua was one of the men who believed God.  He didn't just believe in God, he believed that God was in control and trusted that God would always be with them.  This faith resulted in Joshua leading the Israelites into the Promised Land after Moses died.  In these verses, we see God's call on Joshua's life to lead the Israelites.  When I read these verses, it is such a wonderful reminder to me that when God asks us to do something, He is with us.  He doesn't give us something to do and expect us to do it on our own.  In fact, I think He gives us things that seem bigger than ourselves because He wants us to remember that we are not doing it on our own, but we are doing it with God.  God is doing His amazing work through us.

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9, NIV.  These are the words God spoke to Joshua as He gave him the call to lead the Israelites.  We are going to face situations that seem scary or discouraging to us; however, when we can remember that God is with us no matter what is happening, we can be encouraged.  We can be encouraged that it is exactly in those moments when we will get to witness God's power at work.  We just need to continually seek God and follow Him.

Do you seek God and trust Him even when the work gets difficult?

This post is linked with Soli Deo Gloria.

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