Tuesday, February 14, 2012

5 Keys to successful "Christian Walk"

Just wanted to share a message I heard on Jan 1 2012 from my friend Ray Lightcap titled the Five (5) ways to a successful Christina walk (life). These five (5) were based on the first nine (9) verses in Joshua which are below in blue; fascinating read. It is remarkable how clear and specific (and applicable) this message God had for Joshua is for us today.  Here they are:

1. Accept what God has given us; His blessing. (v2)
2. Realize the superiority of our (your) position (v5)
3. Sense the power and presence of God (v8)
4. Exercise our strength; act in the best interests of each other. "Strong is not hard" (v6)
5. Follow God's word - read the scripture daily. (v8)

1 After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide:2 “Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites. 3 I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. 4 Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates—all the Hittite country—to the Mediterranean Sea in the west. 5 No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. 6 Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.
 7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Read the rest.