Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:7-9 (NIV)
Strong And Courageous
That is what I want. What do you want? I want to be strong and courageous. I want to stay on course. I want to keep on moving forward with you. I don’t want to turn to the right or the left. I don’t want to lag behind you. I don’t want to run ahead of you. I want to go where you guide me. I want to do what you ask of me, with the power and strength and courage that you will give to me. Those are very good desires.
How will I make you strong and courageous? How will I keep you on course? How will I keep you moving forward with me? You will use your word to accomplish all of these things in and through me. That is correct. What role will you have in allowing my word to work in and through you? I will need to take your word into my heart and mind and life. I will need to meditate on your word day and night. I must keep your word every before me. How will you keep my word every before you? I will read your word. I will study your word. I will meditate on and memorize your word. I will pray your word. I will speak your word. How often will you do these things with my word? There is not a day that I will not need to let your word dwell in me richly in these ways. So, I will set apart a special time and place every day to meet with you in your word. Our special time together will just be the start of my living each day moment by moment in an intimate relationship with you. My heart and mind and life will be attuned to you. I will attentively listen to you as you speak into my life. That will be very good. Then you will be strong and courageous. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, I will follow and obey your word. I will meditate on your word day and night. Your word will be on my heart and in my mouth. I will put your word into practice. Use your word to keep me on course. Use your word to help me to be strong and courageous. Amen
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