This morning I read through the first several chapters of Joshua. You can read my full post about the book of Joshua HERE. This morning though I saw something I hadn't noticed previously. Before the Israelites witnessed the miracles of God they first had to go through some pain. The people would see the river Jordan dry up and they would see the walls of Jericho fall. God was about to end their 40 years of wandering in the desert by delivering their promised land.
But first God called the men to be circumcised.
Does not sound fun.
I think God used circumcision to really get the people's attention. To call them to obedience they would not easily forget.
My family has been through a lot of change lately. Selling houses, changes in ministry, health concerns, adjustments. We feel like we've prayed and considered and weighed the changes. We see confirmation from God with open doors and signs of growth. But there has certainly been pain. So here is what I remembered this morning from the book of Joshua.
Sometimes obedience is painful. God always proves Himself faithful.
I love Jesus. I think my two daughters can change the world. I think you can too.
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