This morning I had the extreme joy of welcoming my son Joshua back from Afghanistan. It was wonderful to witness his reunion with his wife Andrea and three year old son Nate. It was not so surprising to open my devotions for today and discover the following verse for today:
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go" (Joshua 1:9 NASB).
The Lord is with you wherever you go! That might be your workplace or it might be Afghanistan. Wherever you – be strong and courageous. Amazing how the Lord brings a timely word in season. The same passage was used by one of our State of Texas legislators at yesterday's Faith and Family Day in Austin. He was exhorting us as saints to "be strong and courageous" as we our persecuted for standing and witnessing for the Lord in our daily lives.
Its Day 11 of 70 days. Wherever you go – be strong and courageous!
I am the coordinator of the Texas Apostolic Prayer Network and pastor of Prince of Peace Church in Arlington, Texas. I am married to Kay. We have three grown and married children and four grandchildren.