Thursday, July 14, 2011

Service With Sincerity...

Joshua 24:14a "Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and truth:"
God wants our service for Him to be of sincere choice made through the truth.
Is our service to God done as a show for others, or do we sincerely want to please God? Thank you, God for this reminder to stop and re-evaluate my motives in my Christian life!

Leadership With Vision...

July 11, 2011....
Joshua 23: 10-11
"One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the Lord your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you. Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the Lord your God."
If one man teams up with God there is NO LIMIT to what he can do!
Every person is a leader in some respect, whether it be as a parent, a mentor, at the workplace, etc. We all lead someone by our example.
Please, God, give me your wisdom and vision to always be looking for new ways to go forward for You and lead others rightly by my example!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Caring For God's Man...

Joshua chapter 21 deals with the allotment of land for the Tribe of Levi, God's men.
How interesting that God allotted land to all of the tribes EXCEPT the men of the church. He had each tribe alot a certain number of cities to this tribe instead. Why? I believe for God is teaching us the importance of caring for the men of God and their families.
A man of God ought not to have to ask for their needs to be met as they did in this chapter. We as God's people ought always to be looking for ways to meet and supply the needs of the men of God and their families.
Thank you, God, for this reminder that it is an honor to SERVE others!

God's Justice...

Chapter 20 of Joshua regarding the cities of refuge is a reminder to all of us that justice is very important to God. God's forgiveness does not relieve sin's consequences. However, God never wants a man to be judged and punished wrongly.
May we NEVER make a snap judgement about a person. There should be proper consideration of the facts and witnesses before we judge anyone in any way.
Thank you for this reminder, God. I know I am often to quick to make up my own mind!