At the beginning of the book of Joshua, God takes him to edge of the Promised Land and describes all the area He's giving the Israelites. The problem with the scenario was that the land was already populated. With people who weren't ready to give up their nice homes and cities. Some were pretty BIG cities.
Yes, God told Josh THREE times...
"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
Then he let Josh know that he'd first have to cross the raging river Jordan before he could take down the enemy cities cluttering the Promised Land.
Easy peasy, right?
No worries, right?
One of my favorite quotes is:
“A saint is just a sinner that keeps getting back up and keeps running after God.”
It’s amazing, that no matter how hard I try, I can still lose my footing, fall, and be in need of getting back up and dusting off again. So when I woke up the other morning with this song in my heart-spirit, I couldn't help but feel God’s encouragement.
Jackie Castle is an author, artist and dreamer. She lives in Texas with her husband, two grown children and her dog, Banjo. She looks for the extraordinary in the ordinary in everything she experiences.