August 2 was 40 years ago! Reality says it was actually 97 days. It only seems like 40 years but so much has happened. In fact, I had to re-read my previous 4 posts to catch myself up with my train of thought!
Click here to go back and catch up yourself. Thank you.
Real quick…the Israelites are on the verge of entering the Promised Land!
They had heard from God.
Jericho had been spied upon.
Joshua relayed God’s orders.
They were ready for that miracle.
They had even consecrated themselves.
Here is verse 5 of Joshua 3, “Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.”
If I may, I would like to speak of the “amazing things” the Lord can do.
Since my last post in early August, there has been a big change in my life.
I got a new job.
I still work at the Olive Garden part-time.
I still perform weddings.
But now, I get to teach science at a private Christian school!
Since this is twominuteswithtim and not twohourswithtim, I will spare the details.
The Lord did an amazing thing in my life.
The Israelites shuffled through sand for forty years before they got their miracle.
Me? It was only 28 years. God called me into ministry in 1990. You can read about that call here and here.
It just fits. Like that last puzzle piece. This job is a perfect fit for me. I am truly in awe of how God worked this out.
But it has also been some of the most difficult work that I have ever done.
Listen to verse 10, “This is how you will know that the living God is among you and that he will certainly drive out before you the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites and Jebusites.”
Going into the Promised Land meant they were going to war.
Sure, I can say that I am living in the promised land. I can also say that I am at war.
So while God has done so much to lead me here, there is so much more ahead.
Whether you are on the east side of the Jordan waiting to cross over or…
You have entered God’s promise for your life,
There is work to be done. We are at war friends.
More on the war and fighting stuff next time.
For now, just enjoy God’s faithfulness and don’t forget to sharpen your sword.