A few nights ago, I was reading my Twitter feed (of all things… shocker), and came across Mark Batterson’s tweet. He’s the pastor of NCC here in DC and I find his thoughts really intriguing. His tweet:
“not one detail has failed of all the good things God, your God, has promised you.” Joshua 23:14
“Not one word failed from all the good words God spoke.” Joshua 21:45
It brought me back to Joshua for the first time in a long time. I really needed a reminder of God’s faithfulness this week. I mean, if you think about it, there are times where we all feel like the Israelites. We have blessing and provision, yet we don’t see it as a burden at times. We have everything we need and, most times, more than we ever desired… and yet we’re not satisfied. We keep striving for this ultimate “grass is greener” syndrome, and fall short by spinning our wheels…
“So the Lord gave Israel all the land he had sworn to give their forefathers, and they took posession over it and settled there. The Lord gave them rest on every side, just as he had sworn to their forefathers. Not one of their enemies withstood them, the Lord handed all their enemies over to them. Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to the house of Israel failed;
every one was fulfilled.”
I like Joshua.. he reminds me of the attitude I want to have.