There are three things I would like to share with you today. Book of Hope – Joshua
Joshua was Moses’ successor. The bible says he was Moses aide. There were together almost all the time. Joshua observed and learnt a lot whilst in company of Moses. He was really inspired by him. He saw how Moses would enquire of the Lord first in anything. Sometimes we forget to do that. When things are looking good outside, we tend to assume that we have God’s approval.
1. Enquire of the Lord first. Could be a different role, position or responsibility
Joshua 1:3-5 God made promises to Joshua. Verse 3; Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses. Verse 4; Your territory will extend. Verse 5; There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life. I will never leave you nor forsake you.
Where God places you, He makes sure you succeed. He keeps His promises. We have to play our part by meditating on His Word, day and night Joshua 1:8
Joshua spent a lot of time with Moses. There is a time when Moses went to Mount Sinai where he received the ten commandments, Joshua accompanied him.
What is a mentor: Someone who is very influential.
This has always been my desire to influence the young generation. As christians our entire life is on display. This is a big responsibility. As my sister wrote one time, “owe it to your self to get someone saved. I remember back when I was doing Evangelism, we were required to have a prayer partner for encouragement, to fast with, meditate the word of God and help with reciting scriptures. That was very powerful.
Take a moment; whom do you influence?
Let’s go back to Joshua. His name was Hoshea meaning ‘salvation’ till Moses re-named him to Joshua meaning ‘The Lord is my salvation’.
Joshua 1:16 Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.
2. God will make people around you respond to you positively. Because of his command they crossed the river Jordan on dry ground. (The same Jordan river that John baptized Jesus.) For someone to be a leader you need followers. We are the followers of Christ hence we are the leaders to those who do not know Him. There are benefits when one is obedient to God.
3. God will show up and show off. He will cause you to do something that has never been done before.
God bless you