SUP With Me: Words of Inspiration
God is so good, that from the very beginning before creating us, He considered us. He was intentional about the purpose in which He would create us for. God has a beautiful plan for us as His people. He implemented our redemptive solution through the life and sacrifice of Christ Jesus, all being a part of His great plan for His people. This is the importance of connecting with God’s truth and pursing it through Faith! We must understand and know that we were created as a vital source, to pursue and carry out God’s plan, which truly gives us a different perspective of how we live. Our lives impact the lives of others, just as Christ Jesus’ life impacted the life of all humanity.
Over the past couple of weeks, we have been journeying through the book of Joshua. It has truly been amazing to read this book and to see how God revealed himself and why it is imperative to live in obedience to Him. As we look at the life of the Israelites, we read how they had the choice to pursue God through obedience or to reject Him and deal with the consequence. We discovered that their disobedience came from a lack of faith. The reason that some did not make it into the promised land and died there in the wilderness, was simply because they chose not to believe. Their ability to look past the timing of their journey hindered them from recognizing the truth that God’s time was and will always be perfect. They did not reflect on their faith and how a lack thereof manifested in their disobedience towards God, leading to their captivity in Egypt and their extended journey through the wilderness.
God is a just God; He is sovereign, and He requires our obedience without compromise because He knows that His plan is perfect and apart from it, we will not prosper. God’s plan protects, His plan always includes His provision, His plan is blessed and purposed for us to see Him in His Glory while experiencing once more, His love for us as His people. In Joshua Chapter 4, following the Israelites crossing of the Jordan River, God instructs Joshua to select twelve men from the people, one man for each tribe. Their purpose was to take twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan River where the Levitical priest had been standing with the Ark of the covenant (a box containing the 10 commandments), as the Israelites crossed the river. The stones would be used as a memorial for all the generations to come.
21and he said to the Israelites, “In the future, when your children ask their fathers, ‘What is the meaning of these stones? ’
22you should tell your children, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’
23For the Lord your God dried up the water of the Jordan before you until you had crossed over, just as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up before us until we had crossed over.Johsua 4:21-23
God makes it known that He desires for their children to know and remember what their Lord has done. How He dried up the water of the Jordan River until they crossed over, just as He had done to the Red Sea. Our God always makes a way, He is Jehovah Jireh the Lord our provider!
Witness the salvation of the Lord, let us be steadfast in our Faith, let us remain connected to the vine. Let us live out the purpose God has created us for from the very beginning. Living with hearts and minds of obedience to Him, that we may see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!