“No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you… Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go”. Joshua 1:5-7
Since my childhood, I have heard many powerful sermons based on these powerful verses. Many times in my adolescent years, I would make my way to the altar when the preacher made the call to commit my life to the Lord, and His Word; just as Joshua did.
I was thrilled with God’s promises to Joshua, “No one will be able to stand against you”, “I will be with you”, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Awesome statements! I decided to make them mine!
Today, after many years, I’m happy to say that the Lord is still fulfilling these promises to me.
As I read over these verses one more time, the words that stand out are, “as I was with Moses”, and “the law my servant Moses gave you.” Having been in the service of my King for most of my life, the questions I constantly ask myself are:
- “Can the young people He has placed under my guidance see that God is with me as he was with Moses?”
- “Am I giving them the Word with the necessary clarity for them to understand it, and the example to live it out?”
I pray for the Lord to raise many men and women in whom God’s presence is evident. People who are empowered by the Holy Spirit, and who seek to empower this generation to be all God designed them to be!
Heartland Hispanic Representative