No fear! We have the creator of the universe on our side!
If you’re new here, each week we all learn about and memorize a Bible verse together. We’ve put the verse(s) into song to help you learn the verse and recall it during your day. If you’d like to see the archives of all the verses we’ve done so far, you can find our posts here and a list of all the YouTube videos here. We’ll also be giving a family update on what has happened in the past week.
Our oldest son is turning 6 this coming Friday, so last weekend we made a trip down to see Kaylin’s parents and celebrate G’s birthday. We also went because one of Kaylin’s high school friends was having a baby shower, which is the biggest reason we decided to go down a week early. Not much else happened other than Z starting to really get the hang of going #1 on the potty, but due to being away from home, I believe he has regressed a little bit. If you’re looking for things to pray for, then pray he’ll be fully potty trained soon so we can be down to a single child in diapers. Thanks!
Scripture Memory Song
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9 (ESV)
If you read through all of Joshua 1, you’ll see “be strong and courageous” repeated several times. Why? This takes place just before the Israelites are about to head into the promised land under Joshua’s leadership. Remember what happened last time they were going to do this? A bunch of the scouts came and said that the people of Canaan were to big and scary and that the Israelites would lose if they tried to take it over, so God decided this generation of untrusting, unfaithful Israelites would wander the desert for 40 years until they were no more. I get the feeling no one wanted to wander around for another 40 years, so they kept trying to encourage one another to make sure the events of 4 decades ago didn’t get repeated.
This verse on its own carries a very good lesson. God is always with you and he is omnipotent, omniscient, and loves us very much, so what on earth do we have to fear? Those giant Philistines that the Israelites were afraid of didn’t stand a chance when David trusted God. The Red Sea couldn’t even stand in the way when God was around. Best of all, sin and death had no power at all once Jesus got involved. Lay down your fear of what could happen, trust that God is stronger than anything you’ll face and that he loves you enough to get you through it.Lay down your fear and trust God. He is with you. (Joshua 1:9) Click To Tweet
Also, don’t forget about that first sentence. God commanded them to do this. Just like with the Red Sea and with Abraham being told to sacrifice his son: if God told you to do something, there’s no chance he’ll leave you on your own as you obey him.