ABOVE ONLY DEVOTIONAL JANUARY 4 2018 YOU NEED GOD STRENGTH AND COURAGE
Date: Thursday, JANUARY 4
Topic: You Need God’s Strength and Courage
Joshua 1:6 (Amplified, New Living Translation, Living Bible)
Be strong (confident) and of good courage, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. Be strong and brave, for you will be a successful leader of my people; and they shall conquer all the land I promised to their ancestors.
God has a great calling and purpose for your life. It is a high calling and a purpose and vision that is beyond what you can ask or imagine for yourself. God’s calling and purpose for your life are beyond you. They will overflow into the lives of others and will bless, liberate, transform and make the lives of others and the world at large a better place. They will cause His kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
In the Amplified Bible, Ephesians 2:10 declares: “for we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].”
Our human bodies help us live and function on this earth. We are the Body of Christ (Eph.5:30) so that Christ can live and function on this earth through us. This year, you are empowered to live and function like Christ as never before. You shall live in God’s fullness and dominion and you shall do great exploits that will impact the lives of many nations and generations. This year, as you yield yourself to God, you will walk in the calling and purpose of God for your life like never before. God will use you to touch and bless lives like never before. You will do all these and more by God’s strength and courage.
PRAYER: I thank you, dear Lord, for the great and glorious things that You aregoing to accomplish both in me and through me this year.