Walking with Purpose: Embracing God’s Call to Reset

I trust that you have been enjoying our sermon series on RESET for the new year. As this series comes to a close, I want to take the time to reflect on a particular passage from the book of Joshua that has captured my attention and stirred my heart.

In Joshua 1:1-6, we see God speaking to Joshua, the successor of Moses, after the death of Moses. God tells Joshua to arise and go over the Jordan into the land He is giving to the people of Israel. He assures Joshua that every place the sole of his foot will tread upon, He has already given to him, just as He promised Moses.

Today, I want to share with you the insights I gained from this passage and how it applies to our lives as believers. I hope that this blog post will inspire and encourage you to reset your walk with God.

Walking in New Places
Often, we find ourselves walking in the same circles, hoping that God will bless us amid our mess. But God calls us to walk away from the wilderness and into the promised land. The promised land is not found in the mess; it is found when we walk away. We must step out of our comfort zones and journey into new territories, situations, and relationships.

Change can be uncomfortable, but God is not interested in our comfort but in our growth and transformation. He wants us to continually step into new places and experiences, trusting Him to guide and provide for us. Let us be willing to let go of familiarity and embrace the unknown, knowing that God is with us every step of the way.

Expecting More from God
Our faith should go beyond attending church services and seeking temporary blessings. God wants us to have different expectations of Him. He is not just a Sunday morning experience or a genie who grants our wishes. He is a living and active God who desires an authentic and intimate relationship with us.

Our walk with God should be characterized by a sense of adventure and a willingness to explore the depths of His love, grace, and power. We should expect Him to work mightily in our lives, not just in the confines of our religious practices but in every aspect of our existence.

When we reset our walk with God, we allow Him to expand our perspective and open our eyes to His infinite possibilities. Let us no longer settle for a shallow, transactional faith, but embrace a faith that sees God’s hand at work in every situation and trusts Him to bring about victory and transformation.

Drawing Strength from God
As we embark on the journey of resetting our walk with God, we may encounter challenges and obstacles along the way. But the good news is that we don’t have to face these trials alone. God promises to give us the strength to navigate life’s difficulties.

When we walk with God, He infuses us with His power and enables us to overcome adversity. We can draw strength from His presence, Word, and Spirit within us. In our moments of weakness, He is our refuge and fortress. In times of doubt, He is our anchor and our guide.

Furthermore, our walk of faith has a ripple effect on those around us. As we draw strength from God and continue to walk in faith, we become a source of blessing and inspiration to others. Our lives become a testimony of God’s faithfulness and grace. Our children, friends, and even strangers may witness our unwavering trust in God and be encouraged to do the same.

As we begin this new year, let us take the words of Joshua to heart and reset our walk with God. Let us boldly step out into new places, expecting more from Him, and drawing strength from His presence. May our lives be a testament to His goodness and grace.

Remember, faith is not a stagnant concept; it is a dynamic and transformative journey. God is calling us to walk with Him, to explore new territories, and to trust Him to lead us into victory. Let us embrace this call with joy and anticipation, knowing that God is with us every step of the way.

May we reset our walk with faith, courage, and a deep sense of purpose. As we do so, we will not only experience personal growth and transformation but also impact the lives of those around us for generations to come.

God bless you all abundantly!

In Christ,
Pastor Smith