Put God’s Plan in Place - January 28, 2021

Begin again. Fresh starts require a determined first step. You can’t change yesterday, but you can do something about tomorrow. Put God’s plan in place. God told Joshua to revisit the place of failure. In Joshua 8, verse 1 he said, “Arise, go up to Ai. See, I have given into your hand the king of Ai, his people, his city, and his land.” In essence, God told Joshua, “Let’s begin again, this time my way.”

In the first attack, Joshua consulted spies; in the second, he listened to God. In the first, he stayed home. In the second, he led the way. The first attack involved a small unit; the second involved many more men. The first attack involved no tactics; the second was strategic and sophisticated. The point? God gave Joshua a new plan: “Begin again,” he said, “my way.”  When he followed God’s strategy, victory happened. And friend, the same will happen to you.

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