Merciful and Everlasting Father, how Wonderful, how Precious You Are. Thank You for yesterday years, today and days to come. You are God; of the truth, You are the Living God. Blessed be The Name of the Lord. You Are Beautiful God that does beautiful things. Worthy, worthy are You, Lord.
Abba Father, we call You; let praises, let honour, let adoration be unto Thee forever.
Beloved, how excellent, how wonderful, how pleasant it is for us to gather before our Loving God. Our Beautiful God, that does beautiful things, we bow before You. Let glory, honour be unto Thee alone.
God, what is man that You are so mindful of Him? You deliver and make whole. You fight all our secret battles and grant victories to Your beloved. Sincerely, without God we are nothing; aside Him we can do nothing.
And Moses refused to go without the presence of God, despite the promise of God (Exo 32:34; 33:15). Therefore, let us continual plead daily for the abiding presence of God in our lives; the kingdom of God is not in word but in power (1 Cor 4:20):
No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. I will be with you, just as I was with Moses. I will not leave you or forsake you.—Joshua 1:5
God’s assignment for Joshua might have caused him some concern. Being the successor to Moses was no small task. Through Moses, God had turned the waters in Egypt into blood, parted the Red Sea, destroyed the Egyptian army, and miraculously fed the nation for forty years. God spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai and gave him His law. Joshua must have wondered how he could follow Moses.
To erase any doubt, God assured Joshua that Moses’ accomplishments had all been due to God’s presence. Joshua grew confident because the same God who walked with Moses now walked with him (Josh. l:6).
As you read the accounts of God’s miraculous work through men and women in the Bible, you may wonder if God still performs such miracles today. Be assured that the same God who walked with Moses, Joshua, Elijah, Peter, James, John, and Paul now lives within you.
No power can defeat the God who guides you. The God who blessed them is just as capable of working out His purposes through your life. The same God who gave them victory over seemingly invincible enemies, who provided for them when their own resources were insufficient, and who guided them in their decisions, is prepared to work as powerfully in your life today.
The heroes of the faith had one thing in common: They were all ordinary people with no power of their own. The difference is the mighty presence of God. Times may change, but the effect of God’s presence remains the same.
When the presence of God is in man life, the result is inevitable. It transforms and stands out such a person. We have many instances in the bible, A shepherd boy transformed to king of Israel (David); Samson lifted a city gate and killed them in thousands; poor prisoner promoted to Prime Minister (Joseph); Moses became gods to Pharaoh. The evident of God’s presence cannot be mistaken; It humbles the individual and reverence God.
We also going to consider Caleb, who was aware about the abiding presence of God in his life and with that understanding asked for mountain as his inheritance.
“Now give me this hill country the Lord promised [me] on that day, because you heard then that the Anakim are there, as well as large fortified cities. Perhaps the Lord will be with me and I will drive them out as the Lord promised.”—Joshua 14:12
Caleb’s faith in God never wavered though everyone around him doubted. God convinced Caleb that the children of Israel should enter the Promised Land, but the people were intimidated by giants and fortified cities (Num. 13:28–33). Their disbelief forced Caleb to wait forty years in the wilderness before he finally entered the Promised Land. Even after all those years, Caleb was as confident as ever in God’s power.
When God was dividing the land among the Israelites, the people were asking for the lush valleys and grassy plains. Caleb asked for a mountain. The Israelites had driven their enemies into the mountains, where they had built fortresses. This did not intimidate Caleb—he asked for a challenge! He did not trust in his own strength but in God’s presence.
Caleb longed to see God work in power, and he knew he would be less likely to rely on God if he dwelt in the easy places. He chose a situation in which he would have to trust in God. Caleb knew his inheritance from God was on the mountain. He refused to allow the difficulty of gaining it to stop him from enjoying all that God had promised him.
If you always choose the easy way, asking for the peaceful valleys, you will never see God’s power displayed to enable you to take a mountain. Seek out the mountains, and you will witness God doing things through your life that can be explained only by His mighty presence.
Beloved, it is your turn to experience the benefits of God’s presence. Most often, we hand over some areas of our lives to God and keep some to ourselves. The result is that why we will be excelling in some part of our life, we will be struggling in other parts. Beloved, can we decide from today to hand over everything to God (family, career, ministry and self).
As you go through this month of “Resounding Victory”, ensure that you go with abiding presence of God and like Caleb; go asked for the mountains? And surely you will possess your possession.
Remain blessed in the Lord.