“The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.” Exodus 33:11
Dear Father, Joshua was privileged to see so much. He was always right there with Moses. He was the commander of God’s army in the wilderness as Moses lifted his hands while they fought. He was right there with Moses when he went up the mountain to get the 10 Commandments; no one else was with them. He was right there with Moses when you spoke to him face-to-face, as one speaks to a friend. Joshua saw and heart so much as Moses led the people. I can see what you’re doing, dear Father. You were preparing Joshua to lead the people after Moses was dead. Lord God, you have been doing this in my life. I can’t always see your hand, but I know it’s true. I know it’s true, Father, because that’s the kind of God you are. You are the kind of God who never wastes a moment, who never is without a plan, who always is at work to raise me up to do what you’ve called me to do. You have always prepared me for what is in front of me. In fact, dear Father, you have prepared works for me to walk in today. Lord God, thank you for preparing me for this day, this moment, and this work. Use me today to do those works you want me to do. And, Lord, if there is to be a tomorrow, keep on preparing me for those works you would have me do. Amen.