Daily Bible Verse:              Isaiah 50:10

‘If you are walking in darkness, without a ray of light, trust in the LORD and rely on your God.’

- No matter how much darkness we face, we have One on Whom we can rely.
- Even if it seems like there is no ray of hope, we can trust Him, for He is with us.
- When the way forward seems uncertain, and we do not know what to do, He is there.
- Trust in the Lord, and rely on your God.

Prayer: Lord, as I walk through life, it is great to know that You are always watching over me. No amount of darkness can extinguish the ray of hope and confidence that I have in You. I will trust in You and I will not be afraid. Amen.


Daily Bible Verse: Isaiah 50:10
‘If you are walking in darkness, without a ray of light, trust in the LORD and rely on your God.’


Daily Bible Verse: Isaiah 50:7
‘Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore, I have set my face like a stone, determined to do His will. And I know that I will not be put to shame.’

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PREPARATION FOR PREVAILING Joshua 5:1-15

May 8, 2020

PREPARATION FOR PREVAILING Joshua 5:1-15

REALISE THAT PREVAILING IS OFTEN PRECEDED BY A WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE.
Before the nation of Israel prevailed and entered the Promised Land there was a period of wandering in the desert for 40 years.
Before Moses was used by God to lead the nation out of captivity in Egypt, he spent years tending flocks in the desert.
Before Joseph rose to the throne in Pharaoh's palace, he spent time as a slave and in prison.
Before David was appointed king he spent years wandering and hiding in caves.
So realize that prevailing is often preceded by a wilderness experience.
If you have been facing a wilderness experience, begin to believe that there is a season of prevailing ahead.

GOD'S IDEA OF PREPARATION FOR PREVAILING IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TO WHAT THE WORLD MAY SUGGEST.
We may believe we know what we need to do to set ourselves up to prevail.
If we want to prevail in some sporting activity we know we need to train to develop our fitness and strength.
If we want to prevail in a military sense we know we have to be equipped, battle ready and we must have the necessary arms and equipment.
If we want to prevail in business, we know we must have a business plan, a marketing strategy and good management.
BUT when God prepares us for prevailing the preparation is completely different and it differs from person to person.
God prepared the nation of Israel for prevailing just before they entered the Promised Land.
This preparation was not what we as humans would have expected.
Let's take a look: Joshua 5:1-15
Now the Nation of Israel is set to prevail. The nations occupying the land have lost heart and are ripe to be conquered.
But before God allows them to do what would otherwise be the most natural thing, He takes them through a preparation process.
It is an example I believe we can apply to our own lives if we want to be prepared for the prevailing God has in store for us.

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