Life without fear is a life of freedom; that is what I have been meditating upon as I travel on my last leg home this morning.
One of the good things about travelling and working away from home (one of the few good things!) is that I get a lot of thinking time sitting in airports and hotels.
Today I’ve been meditating upon what we should see in our lives if we are free from fear; and Joshua “popped” into my mind.
To cut a long story short Joshua led the people into the Promised Land, He was of course a picture of Jesus, leading us into salvation.
The Lord gave Joshua some wonderful advice when he started to lead the people and this is still very valuable to us today.
The Lord told him not to be afraid, not to fear, and He also told him to be courageous and strong (Joshua 1 9).
Being strong and courageous talks to me of assertiveness, and this is what we should see in our lives if we are free from fear.
Assertive enough to strongly live out our lives of faith without being aggressive and offensive.
Assertive enough to talk openly and eloquently about Jesus without being abusive and intrusive.
Assertive enough to carry out what the Lord wants us to do without leaning on the knowledge or suggestions of men.
We are free to live our lives like Joshua and Caleb not like the other “spies”, living in fear because of what the world could potentially throw at them.
A life free from fear is what we should be living.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the example of Joshua, thank you that I can live an assertive life, free from fear”.
Joshua 1 v 9…..Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with the whithersoever thou goest