August 22, 2013

Be Strong in the Lord

I've talked to quite a few friends who have been recently facing really challenging situations. Not only have these situations been extremely challenging, but they've also been leaving a lot of question marks. Have you ever been in a situation where you feel extremely weak and you're not sure what to do?
Well after reading Joshua 1, I think I've found the answer!

We open up the book of Joshua with the understanding that Moses has died. It is now Joshua's turn to step up as leader and take the children of Israel into the Promise Land. Before Joshua moves forward, God gives him a lot of instruction.

"Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; 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. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:8 & 9, NIV.

1. Meditate on the Word of God day and night. 
You don't literally have to keep your Bible open at every second to meditate on the Word. That's where "hiding God's word in your heart" can come in. Whatever encouragement or command you need to be reminded of from the Lord, put it to memory and meditate on it. Also be sure to take time out to read and digest the Word!

2. Be careful to do everything written in it.
 It's easy to take in a lot of information. You can read devotionals, listen to sermon after sermon, and sing a million Kari Jobe songs but if you're not actually applying the Word to your life (literally), then you are wasting your time. In the video, I use the demonstration of using God's command to be strong and courageous with my experience with the treadmill. I don't particularly like the treadmill but I have to be strong and push through the fatigue because I want to be healthier and lose fat.

3. Then you will be prosperous and successful!
If I continue running through the fatigue, day after day, I'll become healthier and lose the fat! That sounds like success to me! It's the same thing for you and your journey! If you continue to meditate on God's word and apply it to your life, before you know it, that particular trial will be a thing of the past!

Just keep pushing! Keep believing! God has the best in store for His children! Just continue to pursue Him with your whole heart!
God bless you!!!


  1. This is so encouraging and uplifting and what a great analogy you used. One of my trainers used to always say: "the real workout starts when you get tired" so I am going to keep pushing. thank you for the words of wisdom. I love your blog so much.

    1. "The real workout starts when you get tired!" I'll have to remember that! Great quote! Praise God! I'm glad you enjoy it!! :) Thank you for your kind words! :)