Sunday, April 24, 2011

Deteronomy 11:22-24, 25 NASB

"For if you are careful to keep all this commandment which I am commanding you, to do it, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and hold fast to Him; then the LORD will drive out all these nations from before you, and you will dispossess nations greater and mightier than you.  Every place on which the soul of your foot shall tread shall be yours...There shall no man be able to stand before you..."

God loves to shower His people with promises. They come back to back to back throughout the book of Deuteronomy.  If there is anything we should know about God it's that He's just itching to bless His people.  If the children of Israel had stayed true to Him, they would have done incredible things and been invincible to this day.  God had promised them the world and more!  I still get this sense about God.  His word  says, "For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His," (II Chron. 16:9).  Perhaps we would again see great and mighty things from the hand of God if we would "love the LORD our God, walk in all His ways and hold fast to Him."  D.L. Moody said, "The world has yet to see what God can do with and for and through and in and by the man who is fully and wholly consecrated to Him."  Then Moody declared, "I will try my utmost to be that man."  What if we did the same?  What might we drive out?  What might we dispossess?  What territory might we take?  This doesn't come through some "leadership training seminars" or through reading "leadership books" or because of someone's "leadership abilities".  We have plenty of that around and it's getting us nowhere.  These things may have their place, but not at the front of the line.  This is solely the Mighty God, who knows the heart of every Christian, Church, and Christian organization and looks to see if we wait for Him with all our heart.  That's all God was asking of Joshua.  His all!  What would happen if we truly let Him be God?  I'm dying to know! 

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