SEE HIM WITH AN OPEN HEART SAYING – ‘I restore you’ (Luke 15:25-32)
We all need to be parents (like in Luke 15), a father with an open hand and with wisdom enough to know that the way to lose you kids it to hold them too tightly and that the way to ultimately keep them is to let them go when the time comes. We need to be parents with open arms, always ready to make a way for our children’s new beginnings. And we need to be parents with open hearts that are both transparent and encouraging.
We are to over and over and over God’s truth in our minds to deepen its impression on us and to see it in our hearts. The word meditate indicates that Scripture is to be like a tune that we cannot get out of our minds. It just permeates our thinking processes. Living out the Joshua Code involves constant practice.
THE JOSHUA CODE INCITES A COMPLETED PURPOSE
Our completed purpose, in the eyes of God, will be to move beyond simply reading and studying the Bible, to an act of obedience as we put these words into practice in our own experience.
THE JOSHUA CODE INVOKES A CONDITIONAL PROMISE
In the initial psalm, the psalmist indicated that his delight was found in the Law of the Lord and ‘in His law He meditates day and night’ (Psalm 1:2). Thus, we then complete the purpose of not simply hearing the Word, but also doing it as we put it into practice through personal obedience.
Often the most difficult part of the Christian life is getting started on the first mile.
THERE IS A MIRACLE MILE MOTIVATED BY LOVE
It is the miracle mile that separates certain individuals from others.
The second mile is only made possible by being obedient to the first mile.