Hi everyone! I hope you are doing well.
Many thanks for those of you who have moved from my Facebook page, to this blog.
It helps me to make the transition more easily.
I’ve been reducing Facebook for months and directing folks here instead. I’m about to make the swap over complete.
Thanks very much for your kind understanding and support.
God bless you, Laura Maxwell.
P.S. I read the following articles today, and thought it may encourage you too. I’m sure there are many of you, who like myself, feel we are in a transition period, probably in more ways than one …
A small extract from Get Ready to Move (1) By UCB, 24 Jan 2014.
‘…Get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give…’ Joshua 1:2
Are you standing today at the crossroads of change, contemplating a new season or assignment, and feeling anxious about it?
God said to Joshua: ‘Moses my servant is dead. Now then … get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give [you] … I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates … to the Great Sea on the west.
No one will be able to stand up 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.
Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers to give them’ (vv. 2-6 NIV).
Get Ready to Move (2) By UCB, 25 Jan 2014.
‘I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised…’ Joshua 1:3
Can you imagine how Joshua felt stepping into Moses’ shoes? He needed assurance, so God told him:
1) ‘I will give you every place where you set your foot.’ In other words, just step out in faith and claim it.
It’s yours, if you’re willing to walk towards it and take possession. Would it be easy? Would they get there overnight? No, but their confidence came from the words, ‘as I promised’.
The song goes: ‘Standing on the promises that cannot fail; when the howling winds of doubt and fear assail. Standing on the living Word I shall prevail; standing on the promises of God.’
2) ‘No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life’ (v. 5 NIV).
Will you face criticism? Yes. Will you come under attack? Yes.
There were 31 kings, seven nations, and giants the size of telephone poles waiting for them in the Promised Land. But every battle you fight is just an opportunity for God to show Himself strong on your behalf.
3) ‘As I was with Moses, so I will be with you’ (v. 5 NIV).
If you’re anxious about the future, recall God’s faithfulness to you in the past.
At the end of his life Joshua wrote: ‘Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled…’ (Joshua 23:14 NIV).
And the God who came through for Joshua, will come through for you.
Taken from http://www.ucb.co.uk/word-for-today.html
Hallelujah, thank You Father! Amen.