I listened to a sermon on the Book of Judges tonight. Ever read the Book of Judges? Whew, it is...intense. Yet, if you want to know the heart of God, you can find it in this book. I don't know if I would have believed it after I finished reading, but there it is, clear and simple. Try taking a quick look at chapter 10, especially 10:13-16. Such patience and love in a book such as that really is something incredible. There's something so powerful about right-minded humility.
I have a ways to go, but at least there is the encouragement in Joshua: "Be strong and very courageous" and "I will not leave you nor forsake you."
The question is not whether God will be with me, but will I stay with Him.
Victory is ensured, but only if I stay and fight the sin in this life of mine. I can't let someone do that for me. Time to get to work! Time to tighten my sandal-straps and get on my way. Time to be of good courage. Time to run Home in humility with a heart of repentance and find myself welcomed by my Father, welcomed with celebration.