DIG for Saturday the 12th of August…..what He promised to Joshua He promises to you…..Joshua 1 v 9

Nunsy said tonight that the next time she is preaching she will be coming from Joshua, and that made me head straight to that book for the DIG tonight.

What the Lord says to Joshua as he embarked on his ministry, into leadership, He is saying to us today.

And I find that truth extremely encouraging.

He promises to be with us on the mission He has tasked us with (Joshua 1 v 5).

He promises that He will not fail us (Joshua 1 v 5).

He promises us that if we follow His guidance we will prosper in whatever we do (Joshua 1 v 7).

He promises that if we focus on His Word and speak out His Word we will have good success (Joshua 1 v 8).

He promises that with His presence we can live without fear (Joshua 1 v 9).

Now there’s a great model for anything that we do in life, be it ministry, school, work, indeed any part of life.

Follow the Lord’s guidance through His Word and through your personal relationship with Jesus and you cannot go wrong.

You cannot fail to succeed and prosper if you go with His guidance rather than with your on understanding.

This is a truth confirmed in Proverbs (Proverbs 3 v 5 and 6).

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the promises that you gave to Joshua, and thank you that you have also given them to me”.

Joshua 1 v 9…..Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest


DIG for Friday the 11th of August…..it is not greedy to want to be rich…..2 Corinthians 9 v 8

I’ve just finished watching a corny and cheesy video on Facebook about what it means to be rich (I don’t know why I watch these things really).

The punch line was, “Being rich is not about what you have, it is about what you give”.

Now this is actually true!

The Bible is quite clear that prosperity and abundance is part of the ‘sozo package’ and is for every believer.

My experience is that most people in the church do not like that truth and want to believe the opposite.

But it is a Biblical truth, however there is a reason for a believer being rich, being prosperous and abundant.

It is not for you to spend on your own lusts, it is for you to give into need and to sow into the Kingdom.

Yes, you can use it to live in comfort and not live in lack, but it is not for your own greed.

We are provided with ‘bread’ for our own provision and ‘seed’ to give to others and to give into need (2 Corinthians 9 v 10).

We are really stewards of what God has given us and need to act in a Biblical manner with His riches.

As givers we become receivers and are able to give more into good works (2 Corinthians 9 v 8).

Never be afraid to be rich or want to be rich, just as long as your attitude is Biblical and your actions are Biblical.

Speak this out today….”Thank you Lord that you provided for my prosperity and abundance through the finished work of Jesus”.

2 Corinthians 9 v 8…..And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work