God is Already Working
“I know the Lord has given you this land,” she told them. “We are all afraid of you. Everyone in the land is living in terror. For we have heard how the Lord made a dry path for you through the Red Sea when you left Egypt. And we know what you did to Sihon and Og, the two Amorite kings east of the Jordan River, whose people you completely destroyed. No wonder our hearts have melted in fear! No one has the courage to fight after hearing such things. For the Lord your God is the supreme God of the heavens above and the earth below.”
Joshua 2:9-11 NLT
As Joshua leads the children of Israel near Jericho to begin their journey into the Promised Land, he secretly sent two spies to check out the city. They visited Jericho and stayed in the house of Rahab, the prostitute. She hid the spies from the guards who come looking for them and told them the attitude of the people of the city.
It is obvious that God has already conquered the city, not by destroying the walls but by destroying the people’s courage. Their hearts are already full of fear. God had worked before Joshua showed up.
I believe the same is true for us as followers of Christ. God is working before we show up. God is working His plan for our lives. He is directing circumstances and people to accomplish His purpose. Our first priority is to discover what God is doing. What is God already doing?
When we seek God’s will and plans, we will find them.
Holy Spirit, I want to know what You are doing in my world. I want to be a part of what You are doing. I want to move forward with You to see God’s kingdom come into my world.
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