Transitions are constant and universal in all of our lives. My husband and I have been recently re-reading the book of Joshua, and the entire book describes the entering, conquering, and occupying of the land of Canaan. The book begins with the statement of the promise of conquest, “Moses My servant is dead… Now, therefore, arise, go over this Jordan” (Joshua 1:1). Some of the most critical periods in Israel’s history are the transitions in leadership.

Let God’s Word guide you through the transitions as the New Year begins. In today’s passage, we read the incredible promise that God will make our ways prosperous and successful if we meditate on his precepts and obey all that he says. Joshua had a good reputation and walked blameless in the statutes of the Lord. Can the same be said of us? Are we striving to follow God?

Joshua was not sinless, but he had a special calling to fulfill God’s purpose for his life. We can go through transitions with courage and conviction by relying upon God’s grace and his Spirit. Our lives are one big transition, as God is actively working to redeem all things for his glory.

Dear Lord, I want to be more faithful in my walk with you by observing your precepts. Grant me the grace to be more consistent and have an obedient spirit to do what your word says. Thank you for helping me and giving me success through these many transitions in life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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