Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Today Reminder - 21 February 2013 (Afraid)



A reminder for today
Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:8-9)

Do not be afraid:

Have you ever been through a day where you wished the day would end but you also wished it would not, because, as much as you wanted the events of that day to pass, you also did not want them to start. Looking back you were afraid of what was waiting around every corner. Although today was one of those days, it all went well in the end. I love this verse: Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go

I wrote to you yesterday about life as an ocean and the continuous flow of waves that lifts you up and bring you down. And in this vast ocean you search for land and you have to steer clear of the rocks so that you don’t sink. The Lord is my land, my foundation and my stability in this ocean of life. What the Lord told Joshua is so true to us today. He said: “Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.” This is so true about His word, the Bible. We need to study it, meditate on it and be sure to obey it. Together with this we must be strong and courageous, not afraid and never discouraged, because the Lord is with us and in that we will succeed in all that we do.

I am once again in awe of how the Lord works within our lives. We might not have all the answers now, but we will know one day why it all happened in this way. In the midst of our heartache the Lord sends us friends and family to stand by our side and to help us through our fear. The Lord is surely with us wherever we are and wherever we go, and His angels are among us, helping and protecting us. Sometimes the Lord uses a friend or a family member to be one of His angels. 

My dear friend, today I want to remind us that we must obey His word, be strong and courageous and never be afraid or discouraged. Stand and face the waves, because you might be the one the Lord needs to be His angel for someone else today. It might be in prayer or in physically helping someone, but be sure of this: You are in His plan and by obeying His Word you will prosper and succeed in all that you do.

I pray that you will not be afraid nor will you be discouraged and that you will prosper in all that you do, in Jesus name.

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.  

Cheers