Resources on Joshua
What is standing in your way?
By | August 23, 2017
So the people shouted, and the trumpets were blown. As soon as the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted a great shout, and the wall fell down flat… and they captured the city.
Do you know that God’s plan for every Christian is victory? It’s true. That means if you’re a believer, God’s promise of victory is right in front of you. You just have to grasp it!
For the children of Israel, grasping the victory God planned for them came after they had been in the wilderness for 40 years. Moses had promised them a land flowing with milk and honey, and they were eager to see that kind of abundance!
But right before they were to enter the Promised Land, they faced a problem. A huge problem. Standing between them and this great land was the city of Jericho. And it was surrounded by a massive wall!
After 40 years of waiting, do you think the Israelites hung their heads and went back to Egypt? No, they didn’t! The children of Israel were an army of believers. And in today’s military vernacular, they surged.
They prepared. They prayed and marched around Jericho. And when it was time, they shouted and blew their horns and the walls came down! And the city and the victory was theirs.
Let me ask you today, is there something standing in your way to the promise God has given you in your life? If so, what are you doing about it? Are you hanging your head in defeat… or are you surging...
Is faith real in your family?
By Dr. Jack Graham | July 14, 2017
But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
If you are a parent who wants to pass your faith on to the next generation, I have some advice for you – KEEP IT REAL!
If you and I are going to instill a strong, unshakable faith in our children, we must be transparent, authentic, and real. Exercising your faith at home must be part of your everyday life!
Now you certainly don’t have to dress up for it or put a face on for it. Real faith works in a suit or in blue jeans. Make faith a normal, comfortable part of your everyday life and your children will see faith in action.
I love today’s verse when Joshua said, “But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” He took the lead and made the decision that his household would live for God. You can make the same decision for your family today!
If your heart and soul longs to know Christ, real faith will permeate your life as a parent, whether you are worshipping or working, praying or playing, going to church or fishing. When you rise and when you go to bed at night, be real!
Make God’s Word part of your daily walk. Talk the truth, model the truth, and live the truth.
According to Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Training your child in the ways of the Lord is a 24/7 job, but you can do it with God’s help....
Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go.
Nehemiah was one of the great leaders of the Bible even though he wasn’t a prophet, a priest, or a preacher!
Nehemiah described himself as a cupbearer to the king. He was just a guy who worked hard and had risen to some prominence in his day and time. Nehemiah was just a man… but he was a man whom God raised up!
As we look at his life, there are some steps that Nehemiah took that insured his success… steps that made him a very effective leader. They’re the same steps you can take as a follower of Christ to ensure you’re an effective leader in your sphere of influence as well.
Step number one is to pray fervently. We see this trait over and over again in the life of Nehemiah. He was a man of prayer. Real leaders understand that opportunity swings on the hinges of prayer.
Step number two is to proceed confidently and courageously. You accomplish this by living what Proverbs 3:5-6 says: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
Step number three to being an effective leader is to plan wisely. Too often we have an idea… we have a dream… and...
Walking with the Lord means making a daily appointment with Him.
By | June 2, 2016
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success?
Most of us use calendars, day timers, organizers, and BlackBerries to order our hours and days. In fact, we wouldn’t dream of going through life without these handy appointment reminders!
But too many times we fail to keep our most important appointment of the day—our time with the Lord in prayer, Bible study, and meditation on His Word.
But like all of our other appointments, this daily meeting with the Lord does not just happen; it needs to be a habit and a daily decision to choose God over other matters.
I want you to take a moment to think about your daily routines. You had to decide at some point to do the things you do every day. And once you started doing them, you had to keep doing them until they became second nature to you. And it’s really no different when it comes to our daily time with God!
Spending time with the Lord each day requires us to agree that it’s important to meet Him. That’s why we call Christianity a daily walk; it requires us to take daily steps of growth in Christ.
Just like children, we should walk humbly and take the hand of God, following Him no matter where He wants us to go that day.
My prayer for you today is that you will make it a habit to meet...