Too many times, we only see partial victory when the Lord wants us to win completely. Sometimes we go through difficult times, trials, and tribulations. The Lord is always with us and even carries us in the most difficult times. His love for us is endless. Nothing we can do will make Him love us more than He does already. We just need to persist in loving and trusting Him; again allowing Him to reign in our lives so He can fight for us.
I sense it is a time of both transition and also overcoming obstacles and enemies. This is a word for this season: three things we need to go forward.
1. Agenda — Are We in the Lord’s Plans or Our Own?
Joshua is confronted by the Lord and comes to see that he needs be on the Lord’s side, i.e. it is not whether God is on our side, but that we are on God’s side of things. It is His agenda, not ours, that matters.
Joshua then worshipped on holy ground, which is where we come to hear the Lord’s agenda on issues.
The Lord is calling us into deeper relationship, worship, and holiness; from this place, we have divine alignment for divine assignment.
We cannot hold on to our own agenda and goals, we must hear the Lord in all things and go with His plan, calling, and His purposes.
And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho,
that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold,
a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand.
And Joshua went to Him and said to Him,
“Are You for us or for our adversaries?”
So He said, “No, but as Commander of the army of the Lord, I have now come.”
And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshipped,
and said to Him, “What does my Lord say to His servant?”
Then the Commander of the Lord’s army said to Joshua,
“Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy.”
And Joshua did so.
~ Joshua 5:13-15