Today's reading: Joshua 2:1-24
God has a plan and He is in control. But he still expects and wants us to play an active part, which means trusting Him and taking action even though we don't always see or understand the whole picture. God has promised the Israelites the land where Jericho stands, but He didn't simply hand it over or clear the people out who were already living there. Thus we see Joshua sending two spies to check out the area so the Israelites have a sense of what to expect as they enter to take possession of the land. I was encouraged as I took in how God worked in the situation through Rahab and how the two spies recognize that God had guided and protected them and how He is watching over and providing for the Israelites.
"And they said to Joshua, 'Truly the LORD has given all the land into our hands. And also, all the inhabitants of the land melt away because of us'" (Joshua 2:24).
Would you say you are actively participating in the plan God has for your life? How do you see (or have your seen) God guiding and providing for you? Tami
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