I was thinking again of the MANY times the Lord has saved my skin (in the car and otherwise) and saved my projects and saved my life and everything… (and of course I am praying for His guidance once again for the project I am working on now!) I know of SO MANY TIMES that the Lord has gotten me out of a jam, including the eternal one.
When I do seem to struggle with a task (or allow myself to be distracted), I think it is because I need to REMEMBER to depend upon Him – and He reminds me of that! I may still struggle, but I know that means that when I don’t struggle, He must be fast tracking me. When I am slowed down, I know it must be for reasons unknown, which are known to Him. When I am just me, He wants me to know Him better.
He is reminding me that my flow is a “no-go” without HIM.
He is the Water to my flow,
the Light to my glow,
the Nourishment to my GROW.
Joshua also knew and taught this because God said so DIRECTLY! ‘So I gave you a land on which you did not toil and cities you did not build; and you live in them and eat from vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant.’ Joshua said: “Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness.“
Yes, we are to know that God is our Fortress and our Army. He is our Farmer and power of our Sunshine, our Carpenter and Provider, our Healer and our Healing, He IS our All in All.
Joshua said to all the people, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Long ago your ancestors, including Terah the father of Abraham and Nahor, lived beyond the Euphrates River and worshiped other gods. But I took your father Abraham from the land beyond the Euphrates and led him throughout Canaan and gave him many descendants. I gave him Isaac, and to Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau. I assigned the hill country of Seir to Esau, but Jacob and his family went down to Egypt.
“‘Then I sent Moses and Aaron, and I afflicted the Egyptians by what I did there, and I brought you out. When I brought your people out of Egypt, you came to the sea, and the Egyptians pursued them with chariots and horsemen as far as the Red Sea. But they cried to the Lord for help, and he put darkness between you and the Egyptians; he brought the sea over them and covered them. You saw with your own eyes what I did to the Egyptians. Then you lived in the wilderness for a long time.
“‘I brought you to the land of the Amorites who lived east of the Jordan. They fought against you, but I gave them into your hands. I destroyed them from before you, and you took possession of their land. When Balak son of Zippor, the king of Moab, prepared to fight against Israel, he sent for Balaam son of Beor to put a curse on you. But I would not listen to Balaam, so he blessed you again and again, and I delivered you out of his hand.
“‘Then you crossed the Jordan and came to Jericho. The citizens of Jericho fought against you, as did also the Amorites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hittites, Girgashites, Hivites and Jebusites, but I gave them into your hands. I sent the hornet ahead of you, which drove them out before you—also the two Amorite kings. You did not do it with your own sword and bow. So I gave you a land on which you did not toil and cities you did not build; and you live in them and eat from vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant.’
[Joshua then said: ] “Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”