I hope you all have a great start to a brand new week :)
Verse of the Day:
Thoughts on Today's Verse...This command and promise to Joshua are also for us as we embrace the upcoming year. We have no idea what lies ahead; we only know that God will go with us if we will ask him on our journey and seek to follow his will. So this verse is not just a promise to cherish: "I will go with you." It is also a command! "Be strong and courageous, and do not be terrified or discouraged." We embrace this upcoming year as an opportunity to serve God and not as something to fear!
My Utmost For His Highest:
"Believe God is always the God you know Him to be when you are nearest to Him. Then think how unnecessary and disrespectful worry is! Let the attitude of your life be a continual willingness to “go out” in dependence upon God, and your life will have a sacred and inexpressible charm about it that is very satisfying to Jesus. You must learn to “go out” through your convictions, creeds, or experiences until you come to the point in your faith where there is nothing between yourself and God."
Our Daily Bread:
Let’s not think it strange when trouble comes, for God is using it to test the stamina of our souls. The best way to handle trouble is to commit our “souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator” (v.19).
The troubles that we face each day
Reveal how much we need the Lord;
They test our faith and strength of will
And help us then to trust God’s Word. —D. De Haan
Great triumphs are born out of great troubles.