EVERYTHING NEEDEDBy: Darrelyn L. Tutt"There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee; I will not fail thee nor forsake thee. Be strong and of good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I swore unto their fathers to give them. Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses My servant commanded thee; turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."Joshua 1:5-9Today's Read: Joshua 1; Proverbs 3-----To step into the shoes of a great leader (Moses) and be delegated the task of governing a great host of people was the charge placed upon Joshua.Designated by God as Israel's military commander in the conquest of the Promised Land, he would also be responsible for the dispersement of land to the tribes.Everything Joshua needed to lead and succeed in the leadership arena had been appointed him:-He had been mentored for a long period of time by Moses.-He had observed, firsthand, the relationship that existed between God and Moses.-He had witnessed God's power and His ability to perform all of His promises to His people.-He had been given God's word and His law.He had been given God's presence.------There is nothing more definitive or sustaining for a man than God's presence as his primary accompaniment. When one has this ... one has everything.There's no journey that can't be made when God's presence is with a man:There's no mountain that can't be climbed,No sea that can't divide,No lion whose mouth can't be closed,No Pharoah whose will can't be thwarted,No Satan, no god, no power can stop, block, or bypass the sovereign will of God on an individual's life when God is with "that" man.To Him be praise.-----When faced with great responsibility, Joshua is simply reminded as we are, of God's great and unfathomable ability. When faced with a "seeming" insurmountable task, it is God who supplies us with more than we could ask or imagine.When experiencing a sense of "aloneness" it is God's presence that beats within our souls and reminds us of His closeness.And the One who orders stars and planets, manages seas and galaxies, fashions man and beast from dust:Hears us,Walks with us,Talks to us,Helps us,And enables us.Is it not an overwhelming mystery, this certain love He has for you and me?Surely He will lead us, guide us, and grant provision for the callling He has secured for us.-----Today God whispers to you and me:As I was with Moses, and as I was with Joshua, so I am with "you.""This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then Thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success."Joshua 1:8------Three Study Considerations:1) What is something that God has called you to that makes you fearful?Study Joshua and integrate a truth imparted you.2) Quit giving yourself excuses and enter into a new land provision.3) Comparisons are deadly.Put on your own shoes and don't try to walk in someone else's.
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