As we Evaluate Joshua’s Life there are 3 secrets that made him successful!
- JOSHUA RECOGNIZED GOD'S CALL!
"Now then, YOU..."
"CROSS the Jordan…"
Joshua pondered and reflected on what he needs to do next.
Eph. 2:10 (NIV) "10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
HOW DO YOU CONFIRM GOD’S DIRECTION IN YOUR LIVES?
* through alignment of CIRCUMSTANCES.
*through INSIGHTS from the Scriptures.
* through the GODLY COUNSEL of Christian believers.
* through the prayerful IMPRESSION of the Holy Spirit in your life.
*by reflecting upon our deepest DESIRES.
*by analyzing the pros and cons of the decisions/options (gaining godly wisdom)
"Whether then you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God" (1 Corinthians 10:31).
- JOSHUA RECEIVED GOD'S CHALLENGE!
So, how can we overcome our fears and apprehension in our calling?
By being strong and courageous!
JOSHUA RESPECTED GOD'S COMMAND!
Joshua 1:8, “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”
The text tells us three things we need to do to be successful in life:
- Keep God's Word on your lips.
2. Meditate on God's Word day and night.
3. Do everything that has been written in it.
Psalms 37:4 (NIV) "Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart."
Proverbs 16:3 (NIV) "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans."
Are you willing to EVALUATE YOURSELF?
SO, YOU CAN...RECOGNIZE, RECEIVE AND RESPECT!