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It’s all holy.

What comes to mind when you read the word ‘Holy’? Church. The Bible. Candles.

Well, Joshua has an encounter with a man who tells him that the very ground he is standing on is holy – Joshua 5:13-15 (https://bit.ly/2EOTf2H). Not a church or candle in sight.

How would your day change if you viewed your bedroom as holy? What would happen if you thought of your online space as holy? Would you change what you thought of yourself if you accepted your body as holy?

God is present everywhere and when we give something to Him, it becomes holy.

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What’s your memory like?

When the Israelites crossed the Jordan River God instructed Joshua to select 12 men (one to represent each tribe), who were tasked with each gathering a stone from the dry riverbed of the Jordan – Joshua 4:1-7 (https://bit.ly/3bpEiQr). Why? In years to come the stones would help the Israelites remember the miracle of what God had done for them on that day.

The cross is our memory. The symbol of a cross reminds us of the miracle of God’s sacrifice and forgiveness.

Done something wrong recently. Feeling guilty about something. Not proud of something you said.
Look at a cross and remember.

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What are you facing today?

Joshua, the newly appointed leader of the Israelite tribe is facing the following challenges – Read Joshua 1:1-4 (https://bit.ly/3i13kHU):

1) Dealing with the loss of his friend and mentor, Moses. So, grief.
2) Figuring out how to get an entire nation across a mighty river. Hear Math homework!
3) Overcoming Canaan’s warring tribes. Think volunteered for WWE.

God promised Joshua, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9 – https://bit.ly/2QVacL8).

Hold onto the same promise as you face today’s challenges.

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Reunions.

When lockdown ends, will you meet up with family and friends, greeting them with big tight squeezed hugs?! Reunions are worth celebrating, as is the best news ever!

Read John 20:11-18 (https://bit.ly/2QdJ0H9)- Mary Magdalene was one of the first people to see the Risen Jesus! See how God used Mary M to tell others that amazing, world changing news! Who can you tell?

Imagine what it will be like for us when we are reunited one day with loved ones in heaven, but most of all with Jesus Himself! What joy and excitement we have to look forward to!

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