Next Sunday we move to the Halliwell Theatre for a new chapter in the life Bethel church. Using Joshua as an example as we go…
Remember God is faithful.
Joshua was able to maintain his focus on God because he REMEMBERED that God is faithful. In Joshua chapter 4, Joshua asked the people he was leading to remember God’s faithfulness by building a memorial where God had made a way for them to cross the Jordan river.
We must remember that God is always faithful and He is always faithful to His children. Forty years seems like forever but neither Moses nor Joshua lost sight of who God is. God’s character does not change, whatever our circumstances. Do not lose sight of who God is because He is faithful.
Remember God’s promises.
Joshua remembered God’s promise to him:
“Today I will begin to exalt you in the eyes of all Israel, so they may know that I am with you as I was with Moses. ” (Joshua 3:7).
If God could free a nation of people, Joshua believed that God could also be faithful in making him a leader. It wasn’t easy to lead a nation through the wilderness to the Promised Land, but Joshua was faithful because he remembered God’s faithfulness in past promises. that he was with him. Remember that God promises to always be with us, no matter where we go.
Remember God is good.
God intends everything to be for our good (Romans 8:28)!
God never said that life would be easy but we need to remember that He is faithful, He is good, and He keeps His promises:
“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)
God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow – faithful.