Bless you brothers and sisters in the Lord, the Holy Spirit has sent me once again this week to pass on to you a message the Lord entitled “Inner Strength”. In the book of Joshua 1:1- 9 “1. After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: 2 “Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites. 3 I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. 4 Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates—all the Hittite country—to the Mediterranean Sea in the west. 5 No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. 6 Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

After Moses had died, Joshua has to develop appreciation to himself and accept that he can never become like Moses and do the same miracle that Moses did . He need to develop inner strength and confidence in the Lord to carry the children of Israel to promise land. As a child of God, for us to discover the purpose of God for our lives, we need to develop the spirit of appreciation to ourselves and to whom God has made us, we don’t need to look at other peoples life and desire to be like them, and struggle to achieve what they had achieved in life. We need to accept whom we are as a person and how far God had made us.

God said he would bless us beyond measure, but that blessing would only manifest in our life when we discover whom God has made us and appreciate ourselves. God would bless us with talents , gifts and many resources. We need to develop inner strength to carry on in life, because the battle we face in this life, are not of physical but spiritual, we need inner strength to endure the difficulties and challenges that confront us day by day until God made a way out for us.

Therefore brethren, I encourage you to develop inner strength in God for you to get to victory. For the victory await those who endure to the end and never give up. Always remember , God strength has been given to us who are in Christ in abundance. May the Spirit of God empowers your inner spirit with strength and might. May God peace be with you always. And always remember that God loves you first before you start loving him.