Day 26 Joshua 10:25
Joshua 10:25Joshua told them, “Don’t hold back. Don’t be timid. Be strong! Be confident! This is what God will do to all your enemies when you fight them.”Even though it was so bloody how the Israelites invaded the promised land, it does give us a picture of how God deals with our spiritual enemies. He does not hold back. He destroys them. He gives us power over them. He fights them for us.Sometimes I forget that there is a spiritual war. I blame the people who “get in my way”. I want to blame the people instead of trusting God to show me what to do or what to say. I want what I want when I want it instead of asking God what he wants. So the war lives in me when I give in to my selfish thoughts and feelings. The war lives in me when I don’t trust God to deal with the people around me.God does tell me not to hold back. He wants me to be strong and confident. I am confident in God and how he protects me. He gives me favor with people around me. He helps me to see when I am in the wrong. He forgives me and straightens me out.Lord, forgive me for going my own way. Forgive me for blaming others for my circumstances. Teach me to be humble and forgiving of others. Show me how to be strong and confident. Help me to remember that people are not my enemies but the spirit behind those people. Don’t let me judge others. Today I will not hold back, Lord. With your help I will be strong and confident. I will not go my own way. Guide my steps and my words to walk in your ways.