Read Joshua 1:1-9
It seems like “history” might not belong with the above title words. We can see how the other two words are related and how they relate to Joshua 1:1-9. After reading the Bible verses jot down a few things you know about Joshua. Did you know that Joshua had been Moses’ aide since he was a young boy? (Num 11:28) When Moses spoke to God, Joshua was with him. (Ex 33:11) Joshua was one of the twelve spies who entered the Promised Land. (Num 13:16) Joshua and Caleb had the only good report about the Promised Land. (Num 14:6) Joshua survived 40 years in the wilderness. (Num 26:65)
Can you see that Joshua 1:1-9 didn’t just happen? It was a history that God had created with Joshua. Your history with God is one reason you are on this mission trip. God working in your life is a story that needs to be shared. Sometimes it’s all positive, and sometimes God working in your life is very painful. Regardless, the good news is that He is working within us, and THAT story needs to be told. As you take time to reflect on the scriptures and devotional thought, ponder your history with God. If you feel you don’t have one, what a great day to start! Be sure to let someone know your good news. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go”.
Day 2 of 7 from the 2009 Mission Discovery Devotional