We can learn a lot from the servant of God, Joshua. Remember the story of Joshua and the Israelites conquering Jericho. That victory came after Joshua sought God’s face, and humbled Himself before the Almighty God. Joshua was contrite. He was meek – humble. He realized his success was because of God.
But, after Jericho, Joshua and his troops set out to take over another town – Ai. And they suddenly seemed to forget that they are God’s servants. They forgot that their success in Jericho was only by the Lord’s hand. So they failed to ask God for direction in Ai.
Ultimately, Joshua and the Israelites forgot to aim for holiness, first. There was sin in Joshua’s camp that had to be dealt with before the Lord could help them. So when the army tried to take Ai by themselves, they did not have victory. God had to remind them again that He wants purity. He wants holiness. There’s nothing more important.
My friend, God has great evangelistic victory for us. But first, He wants our hearts, our souls, our minds. He wants all of us. Why not surrender yourself again – today – to become holy for the Lord? Make a fresh start! He will use you in unimaginable ways to reach your world for Jesus Christ!