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Take Up Your Cross December 18th 2014

Are you facing an uphill battle in His power or your weakness?

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:9 KJV)

The death of Moses propelled Joshua into a new position of leadership at the hand of God.  Moses had valiantly led the Jewish people on a forty year trek through the desert. Joshua must have felt fainthearted and weak in the knees as he looked at the mission  that God had for Him to accomplish.  Like Moses before him, Joshua focused more upon the magnitude of the job; forgetting how big and capable a God he served.

We too tend to get lost in the myriad of fine points and details; forgetting that He never leaves our side as we slither onto the end of the branch tackling the undertaking  He sets before us.

Joshua was given all the resources needed to cross over the Jordan River with the Israelites and enter into the land setting beyond the shore.  This land was a land of battles but they could rest assured the God of Battles was crossing over right along with them having the ultimate victory secure and in hand.

Sometimes our lives seem to be filled like Joshua’s with battles looming on the near horizon.  Often we stand along the sidelines hesitating to jump in the middle of a melee happening right in front of us.  When God calls us to battle for Him He has already went before us to prepare the way.  That does not mean that He will choose to remove all the roadblocks and hurdles we will face; but He will supply us with all the spiritual blueprints, power, ammunition and armor needed to attain spiritual victory; an uphill battle accomplished in His supernatural strength and power.

takeupyourcrossredocmclearDo you have mountains looming before you that God is calling you to climb?  Do not hesitate to latch tightly unto His nail scarred hands and allow Him to lead you  to the summit of a physically and spiritually draining ascent to the victory on the mountain top.

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