“Israel served the Lord throughout the lifetime of Joshua and of the elders who outlived him and who had experienced everything the Lord had done for Israel.” Joshua 24:31 NIV
All through the book of Joshua, there are accounts of mind-blowing victories. If you have a warrior heart, this is a great read! As a leader, Joshua never took for granted all that God had delivered them from. He never got full of himself or took credit. He took the time to bring all the people together to pause, give thanks and place the praise at God’s throne, not his own.
In my own life, God has delivered mind-blowing victories as well. I’m thankful. He orchestrated a victory in my heart. Like Joshua, I can’t take credit. It was a transformation. I realize the pause in life is very important. Pause to give thanks. Pause to seek God’s direction. Pause to pray. Pause to give an accounting for all that God has done in your life.
Father, thank you for everything You have done and continue to do for me. I pray that I pause in gratitude and give You all the credit for every success, every provision, and the favor and promotion that You so graciously deliver. Thank you.