We had a rather unusual prayer sung at our wedding. We selected it because we believed that God had called us to ministry and knew there was biblical proof that when God calls, God also accompanies. Moses was dead. Joshua was the new anointed leader. Three times in Chapter 1, God said to Joshua, “Be strong and of good courage” (Jos. 1:6, 7, 9). Why? Because Joshua had been called to lead the people to the promise land, and he had heard God’s promise to, “be with you wherever you go” (Jos. 1:9). How would God accompany Joshua? In empowerment and encouragement! It has been our experience, through seven separate geographical ministry locations spanning fifty years, that when God leads, God accompanies and when God accompanies, He grants power and courage for the assignment. Changing the words from singular to plural, our wedding soloist sang, “Our heart, our life, our all we bring, to Christ who loves us so; He is our Master, Lord and King, wherever He leads, we’ll go.” We were willing to go anywhere as long as God empowered and encouraged. Are you feeling God’s power and courage this week? You may be exactly where God wants you to be.
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