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Read Joshua 5:13-15
“Neither,” He replied. “I have now come as commander of
the Lord’s army.” Then Joshua bowed with his face to the
ground in worship and asked Him, “What does my Lord
want to say to His servant?” Joshua 5:14 (HCSB)

When Joshua, preparing for the heat of battle, saw a human figure with
sword drawn, he naturally went to the man and asked if he was for them
or against them. The man, who Joshua soon discovered to be an earthly
appearance of God, answered that he was not for them or against them,
but instead the Captain of the Lord’s army. Joshua appropriately bowed
down and worshipped him.

During a revitalization effort it is possible for us to begin to choose sides
in the church. We distinguish between those who are for our vision and
those who are against. A better route is to make sure we personally
are lined up with the Lord. We will know that we are with God when our
desires for His church match His desires as seen in Scripture, when we
are submissive to God-ordained leadership, and when our actions and
attitudes reflect Christ-like character.

So based on the above listed criteria, are you for God and His vision for
the church?

Consider praying today that God will help you align yourself
with His vision for your church. Pray that His desires
for your congregation, in the community where He has
placed you, would be reflected through your words,
actions, and attitudes.