What footprint am I leaving?


What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?

“I will give you every place where you set your foot.” (Joshua 1:3)
As part of God’s plan to restore creation, He is setting up Israel first.
Israel is like the beaches of Normandy, gaining a foothold on enemy territory.
But the beaches are not the goal, but the first step towards total victory.
Jesus comes from this foothold and defeats the Enemy God’s way (the Jesus Way).
He crushes the serpent with grace and love and reclaims Adam’s throne for God.
Now He stands at God’s right hand, and sends out His followers into all creation.
Every place where we step is a part of His kingdom inheritance – it all belongs to Him.
And with Him it all belongs to us as well; not as private property but shared property.
But are we ‘walking’ over the land in a Jesus-like and God-like way?
What kind of footprint are we leaving, wherever we walk?
Are we blessing or crushing, are we pursuing love or self-interest?
Our world is currently groaning because of the unholy footprint left by humans.
This passage is assuring us that Jesus will win; but this shouldn’t lead to arrogance.
May we walk like Jesus, so that our footprint crushes Satan, not people or the world.
Lord, the steps I take in the world lead people to declare ‘how beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’


  1. The Lord is providing! I trust that events in my life are not random. My experiences are not a mistake.
    I am going through what I need to go through to learn something valuable, that I am being divinely
    guided and cared for.

  2. When I think of ‘fear of the Lord’ I think of the people of Jericho – who melted in fear. I imagine them seeing the Israelite’s crossing the Jordan – a million plus people -with the Gaddite, Reubenite and Manasseh soldiers leading the way! They probably thought that the Jordan in flood stage would hold Israel back – and then they crossed on dry ground. A bad ‘omen’ for sure – causing the people to ‘melt in fear’. I’ve had fear of uncertain situations – wondering how things would turn out. Thankfully, I’m not fearing today with the impact that the virus has on our lives and on the economy! I love the mantra: ‘be strong and courageous’ – God is my provider/protector.

  3. God promises. Time and time again we hear the promises of God. I need to listen. He is with His people always. We need to be strong and courageous standing on His promises. I am GodStrong if I trust and obey standing on His promises. Today I will go forward knowing that God reigns.

    Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
    Through eternal ages let His praises ring,
    Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
    Standing on the promises of God.
    Standing, standing,
    Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
    Standing, standing,
    I’m standing on the promises of God.
    Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
    When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
    By the living Word of God I shall prevail,
    Standing on the promises of God.
    Standing on the promises I now can see
    Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;
    Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free,
    Standing on the promises of God.
    Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,
    Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord,
    Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword,
    Standing on the promises of God.
    Standing on the promises I shall not fall,
    List’ning every moment to the Spirit’s call.
    Resting in my Savior as my All in all,
    Standing on the promises of God.

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