Joshua 1:9 (NKJV) Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
My friends, take the Word of God in one hand and the Sword of the Spirit in the other. And move out by faith. God encourages us as He did Joshua to be strong and courageous. Not because of how great our faith is, rather because of God’s faithfulness. We as believers need to be strong and courageous because God is with us. We are in enemy territory, but who can stand against us when God is before us. We need to own our spiritual possessions by faith. Do not be fearful of the size and duration of the task ahead of us. For God is with us. God does not send us out into the mission fields without equipping us with His Word and enabling us with the Holy Spirit. For like Joshua, we have God’s promise, God’s assurance of victory, God’s Word, the Holy Spirit of God, God’s sustaining power and God’s presence. Friends, the battle of faith is before us, but it is not what we are, rather it is who God is. It is not what we think may happen, rather it is what God says will happen. “Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.