This morning we read about the death of Moses and how Joshua was given the huge responsibilty of leading the Israelites into the promised land. Over and over again, God tells Joshua to be strong and courageous. He says, “do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9).
I was reading from The Message last night and these verses jumped out at me: “This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life…” Wow! When we give our lives to Christ, he gives us the gift of eternal life and that is awesome. But, He also has plans for our life here on earth and wants to lead us on a great adventure. Now, most likely our adventure won’t be as “large” as leading thousands of people into a new land, but we can have great influence on those that God has placed in our path. He wants us to “choose life” and choose to go on an adventure with Him! That does not mean that things will always be easy, just as Joshua’s journey wasn’t always easy. But, God promises to be with us always…wherever we go! I am so thankful for this journey of homeschooling! It is an adventure that I never thought I’d be part of, but God’s plans are so much bigger than our plans. Where is God leading you? Get ready for the ride of your life :)!