In the world but not of it

May 17, 2010

Unchartered territory…

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Since you have never traveled this way before (Joshua 3:4)…“Purify yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do great wonders among you.” (Joshua 3:5)

Today in your life you are waiting upon the Lord for specific direction and answers to prayer. God has been working steadily in your life in a particular area and you believe that the next chapter of your life may be just around the corner.

Perhaps you have just embarked on a new venture; a career or business, a marriage or relationship, a ministry or calling. It is very likely that we all find ourselves in one of these situations at any moment in our life because life is constantly changing.

At one point we all journey into new and unchartered territory. Places we have never been before or even considered. But in a more practical sense we also don’t know what awaits us even later today. It is the Lord who has gone before us and knows exactly what we will encounter. He sees the bumpy paths and rocky edges along the way. He knows how many times of refreshment we will need to make the journey and has planned beforehand to ensure we have enough supplies waiting.

Do we believe that about our God? Do we really believe, without unwavering faith, that He has prepared the path for those that love Him? What was the instruction here to the children of Israel who were about to cross the Jordan? They were to purify themselves, especially since they were just about to go into a new chapter and undiscovered land. God wanted them prepared with a clean heart to receive all He had planned for them.

He wants the same from us also. He wants us to remain faithful and obedient so that we too can receive the blessings awaiting us around the corner. Later in Joshua we see it stated more clearly for us…

“Rather, cling tightly to the LORD your God as you have done until now”. (Joshua 23:8)

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