Why is our relationship with God so important? Why is taking the time to pray, to present our requests to Him, and get to know Him, so important?
Because “The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.”
— Psalm 37:23 (ESV)
When we know our Creator, and not just know of Him, we get to know how
He thinks and how He sees. We understand Him, and how He understands us,
and we bury His promises within our hearts that keep our feet fastened
to the road that He’s laid out before us.
“At that time I
[Moses] commanded Joshua: “You have seen with your own eyes all that the
LORD your God has done to these two kings [to keep safe His people].
The LORD will do the same to all the kingdoms over there where you are
going. Do not be afraid of them; the LORD your God himself will fight
— Deuteronomy 3:21-22 (NIV)
We, are Joshua.
Whether you are a seasoned Christian who has directly experienced the
hand of God with your own eyes, or are a new Christian who doesn’t yet
understand how the King of Kings is working in your life, we both can
look back and reflect on where we have been, and where we are going…
Just as Moses reminded Joshua, I am reminding you: look back and
remember all the valleys of lows; see where you have come and know that
God is faithful.
We have a good, good God — a God that desires
all of our soul, our heart, our mind, and our strength; not for
Himself, alone, but for our benefit; so that His goodness can be poured
out, and over us, in the form of His unconditional love, comfort,
provision, and protection.
Whether you fully understand this
or not, make the choice to believe now, and you will understand later:
we are not to fear what is to come; God Himself will fight for us, just
as He always has done.
“Each one of you will put to flight a thousand of the enemy, for the LORD your God fights for you, just as he has promised.”
— Joshua 23:10 (NIV)
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