“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. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; 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.”—Joshua 1:7-8
University of North Carolina baseball coach Mike Fox has been successful at the lowest level (Division III) and the highest level (Division I). One thing that has remained a constant is his faith.
Fox, who has led the Tar Heels to four straight College World Series from 2006-09, has the respect of his players who see him as a solid example of someone who lives out his faith in front of them on a daily basis.
We have an opportunity to influence those around us as well. If we ask God to open doors to share our faith, or for boldness to share our faith, God will reveal those chances to us. In 2 Peter 3:9, He tells us that He’s “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” It’s something that is closest to his heart.
Like Joshua, we need to be strong and courageous in sharing our faith and in obeying God’s commands. That is when we will begin being prosperous for the Kingdom.
— Brett Honeycutt
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