Well, the gentleman I mentioned yesterday contacted me to let me know he had an interview for a new position. He asked for prayer. He then contacted me yesterday afternoon saying with much excitement that he had been given the job! Our God is truly one of much mercy and compassion. What a privilege we have to serve Him!
As the book of Joshua begins, Joshua is given opportunity to demonstrate his anointing as their leader replacing Moses. Joshua had served under Moses for the entire 40 years they’d spent in the wilderness. Now it was time for the people to transfer their trust in Moses to that of Joshua. It is fascinating that Joshua hears God speaking to him directly now, just as God had spoken directly to Moses. Joshua 3:7 says: “The Lord said to Joshua, ‘This day I will begin to magnify you in the sight of all Israel, so they may know that as I was with Moses, so I will be with you.'”
God did a lot of grooming getting Moses ready to be the leader. In the 40 years Joshua served under Moses, God was preparing him. Now that he is the leader God speaks directly to him. I don’t think this has changed in any way since that time. God does speak to us and Jesus even gave us the Gift of the Holy Spirit within us for this very purpose. God wants to groom us just as He did these saints of long ago. I want to be “groomable” (if that’s a word) for our Lord and Savior and hear the voice of His Spirit within me.