Be bold and courageous!
Wow…What a command! In reading through the first chapter of the book of Joshua, God gives this command not once, but four times! He is commanding Joshua to do something Joshua’s never done before: take possession of the land promised way back when, to Abraham and his descendents. Joshua is to take a bunch of farmers, priests and herdsmen and just do it, and he is supposed to do it with boldness, confidence and strength. Sounds pretty daunting to me.
But reading on a bit more, God gives Joshua the command surrounded by the promises that will really make the Israelites’ dreams come true: “I (God) will never leave you nor forsake you… Don’t turn from the words I gave you through Moses… No one will be able to stand against you… You will be prosperous and
It’s all about God – what He has proven time and time again in the life of Israel and what He has proven time and time again in our lives. He never breaks His promises, He is always with us, and He wants to use us to accomplish His work.
Has God given you a task which is way beyond your comfort zone? Be bold and courageous, for God is with
you! Has God asked you to step out in faith to accomplish His will? Be bold and courageous, for God is in charge! Has God asked you to speak to someone about your faith? Be bold and courageous, for God is with you and will provide the words. Has God challenged and called Peace with building missional communities in the Denver area? Be bold and courageous, fear not!
He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all — how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things? (Romans 8:31-33)
Be bold and courageous, go forward, fear not, God is with us!
Dir. of Discipleship