Bible Reading: Joshua 1:1-9
What promise has God giving you for 2017? Is it the promise of a new beginning? Restoration? Maybe it’s the promise of promotion? Or maybe it’s not a promise specifically for 2017, but God has spoken something over your life that has yet to manifest.
Whenever God gives us a promise, there is always an action required on our part. God said to Joshua, “Moses, My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them—the children of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I HAVE given you, as I said to Moses.” Joshua 1:2-3 (NKJV)
God had already given the promise to Joshua and the children of Israel but their possession was contingent upon their obedience. A promise from God will always require you to do something. In this case, Joshua had to walk. Every place he walked, he would possess.
Are you forfeiting things God has for you because you simply won’t walk?
Your blessing is in your obedience.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for this revelation. I desire everything that You have already prepared for me. I understand that my possession is contingent upon my obedience. Help me to adopt the spirit of Joshua, and be obedient immediately. I want to do my part, so Your promise can prevail. It is in Your son, Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!