2Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them – the children of Israel. 3Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses.
5No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. (Joshua 1: 2-3; 5 – NKJV)
This is such an encouraging passage, particularly verse 5. Men get pumped up thinking about standing strong with the Lord and not being defeated. We make those manly sounds: “UHGH! UHGH! UHGH!” But let us focus on verse 3.
God told Moses the same thing:
Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours. (Deut. 11:24)
When God gave the Promised Land to Abraham in Genesis, He said,
Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you. (Gen. 13:17)
What about us?
Our minds and affections are supposed to be on things above (Col 3:1-4). We are in the Kingdom building business. We are supposed to be building for eternity. So think about God’s promise to Joshua with an eternal perspective.
It is not about land.
We want to reach souls for the sake of the Kingdom. We want God to change lives for eternity.
- we walked around our church and around our community just as Joshua and the children of Israel walked around Jericho?
- for the glory of God and the sake of His Kingdom, we tread through our community, praying the whole time?
- we cried out to God to save those lives we would encircle?
Might God answer us?
I believe He wants us to be so bold and pray.
Community Prayer Walk:
This Saturday at 10 a.m.
Come join us for prayer. Come and walk around our church. Come and walk through our community. Come and drive through the community. Come and let us pray for God to save lives for eternity.