“Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing
in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and
asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?
Neither he replied, but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now
Joshua 5:13, 14
Instead of focusing on Jericho, Joshua looked up and because he did He saw
the Commander of the Lord’s armies!
A lot of the time we spend so much time looking at the giants standing in our
way. We focus on all the things that are not working, the prayers that don’t seem
to be getting answered, and forget to look at God.
I have been guilty of this many times.
But we should be looking to God who is our Savior and our Strong Tower of Refuge.
He is stronger than every enemy we will ever face even if the giants standing in our
try to appear stronger than they really are.
So when Joshua changed his focus, he saw the Commander of the army of the Lord!
So who or what are you focused on today?
Take your eyes off the enemies in front of you and focus on the Lord who is your very
present help in time of need.
“I lift up my eyes to you,
to you who sit enthroned in heaven.
As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master,
as the eyes of a female slave look to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to the Lord our God,
till he shows us his mercy.”
Psalm 123:1, 2
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Bless you friends