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Today's reading: Joshua 1:1-9

Since we've been in the New Testament for a number of weeks, it's time to return to the Old Testament for some life lessons, this time from the book of Joshua.

The opening verse of this book sets the scene. Moses has died, and Joshua, Moses's right-hand man, receives a promotion from God. He is now the new leader of the Israelites, who are a massive group of men, women, and children. I can only imagine how Joshua must have felt being given such a monumental task. But God doesn't simply promote Joshua and then leave him to find his own way. God also provides words of reassurance, encouragement, and guidance. He tells Joshua that He will always be with him and then gives the charge for Joshua to be "strong and courageous" as he keeps his focus on God's law and lives in alignment with it.

Think of a time when you felt overwhelmed with or a little fearful due to a job, task, or role that God put before you. How did you respond? How does focusing and meditating on God's Word help you be "strong and courageous"? What does this passage reveal about God's character? Tami

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Blessings to you, Tami as we study another book from the Word of God!!

I am having a lot of distractions this morning which comes easy for me since I am ashamed to admit,but I would be more ashamed to lie about it that I am a scatter-brain person!

I looked up the book of Joshua in Halley, "Pocket Bible Handbook".
Josephus says Joshua was 85 when he succeeded Moses and he died at 110.
Interesting to think if Joshua felt overwhelmed at that age. He sure had a
lot of experience; he was a great warrior, disciplined his forces,man of prayer and trusted God! I got all of this from this handbook.

Yes, I can remember many times that I felt overwhelmed and fearful due to the call from God to trust and obey Him. Sorry to say at first I was reluctant to do His will at first, but I have NEVER been sorry when I trusted and obeyed Him.

Focusing on God and His Word gives me confidence,encouragement,enforcement to do His will and to guide me to His will for my life. This verse reveals that I can trust in the Lord Who not only ask us to obey Him, He gives us His power and ability to do His will!!

This is going to be another great study in God's Word and I pray that many more will join and be blessed!!

Thanks Tami for your time and talent to make God's Word so helpful for us to understand and to apply it to our daily lives. God bless you!

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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