#1- Joshua 1: 8 Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you …succeed in all you do. 9 This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. NLT
#2-Joshua 9:14 So the men of Israel…did not ask for the counsel of the Lord. [about the Gibeonites.]
#3- Joshua 10:12 On the day the Lord gave the Amorites over to the Israelites, Joshua spoke to the Lord in the presence of Israel: “Sun, stand still over Gibeon, and moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.” 13 And the sun stood still and the moon stopped until the nation took vengeance on its enemies. So the sun…delayed its setting almost a full day. HCSB
#3a- Lamentations 3:22 The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. 23 Great is his faithfulness;…
#4- Luke 1:35 The angel…said to her,…37 “For nothing will be impossible with God.” 38 And Mary said, “Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.”
#4a- Psalms 143:8 Let me experience Your faithful love in the morning, for I trust in You. Reveal to me the way I should go because I long for You. HCSB
#5- Joshua 22:5 Only carefully obey the command and instruction that Moses the Lord’s servant gave you: to love the Lord your God, walk in all His ways, keep His commands, remain faithful to Him, and serve Him with all your heart and all your soul.” HCSB
#5a- Psalms 71:18 And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come.
#6- Joshua 24:2 Joshua said 15 “…choose for yourselves today whom you will serve;… but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
#7- Romans 13:8a Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another;
#8- Jeremiah 18:7 If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, 8 and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned.
#8a- Judges 21:25 In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
#9- Ephesians 3:20 Now all glory to God, Who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. NLT
#10-Jeremiah 32:17 “Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power…! Nothing is too difficult for You,”
#11- John 17:22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one.
#12a- 1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation * has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation * will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. NKJV [* also test, trial or adversity]
#12b- James 1:2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
#13a- Psalms 37:1 Do not fret because of evildoers,… 7 Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret …
8 Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret;…
#13b- Matthew 11:29b learn from Me*, for I* am gentle and humble in heart. [*Jesus]
#13c- 1 Peter 1:8 You love Him even though you have never seen Him. Though you do not see Him now, you trust Him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. NLT
#13d- 2 Peter 3:18 grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
My Life Vision: By the grace of God do all AA to the glory of God B : Knowing God is present in my life C; Pursuing intimate relationships with Triune God J & my holiness H; Loving God and others D; Making disciples E; Walking humbly F; Being thankful I & encouraging.
Notes: AA- “all” means everything in my life with family, at work, play, pleasure, worship, church, etc.; B- 1 Corinthians 10:31; C- 1 Corinthians 6:19, John 17:22-23; D- Mark 12:30-31; E- Matthew 28:18-20; F- James 4:6-10; H- 1 Peter 1:15-16; I- 1 Thessalonians 5:18; J- 2 Peter 1:3; 3:18; 1 Peter 1:8 NLT; John 17:22; Ephesians 5:18; 3:20 NLT.
I would encourage everyone to develop a long term or ultimate purpose statement for their life based on scripture. Call me at 904-318-5266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any help I can give you.
Henry Luke January 12, 2015
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