Read:  2 Chronicles 34:1-33

Focus:
During the eighth year of his reign, while he was still young, Josiah began to seek the God of his ancestor David.  Then in the twelfth year he began to purify Judah and Jerusalem, destroying all the pagan shrines, the Asherah poles, and the carved idols and cast images.  2 Chronicles 34:3

King Josiah is crowned after his father is assassinated for leading the nation away from God.  Josiah chooses at a very young age (guessing around 16 here) to follow God, and not long after that to begin a process of cleansing the land of idols and implements of idol worship.  Eventually he begins to restore the temple, and in doing so they find the books of the Law that had been lost.  He ends up reading the books to the people and leading the nation to follow God’s law.

The application of this is quite simple.  Josiah’s journey was incremental.  Let’s follow his steps:  first, he chose to follow God… then he chose to clean out the garbage step by step (a process).  Then he began the ministry of restoring the temple… then God gave him the revelation of His word… then he chose to teach God’s word… then he lead the nation in following God’s word.

Just like Josiah, our walk with God is a series of steps, with choices, cleansing, revelation, worship, helping others, and leading.  It never happens all at once, and God is good with the process.  The important thing is for us to be okay with the process, and in the process keep moving toward God.  So take a deep breath.  He will direct your steps as long as you’re facing toward Him and obediently moving in His direction.  You will get where you’re headed.

Is there an area in your life that you just find yourself stuck?  What is the next thing that God is showing you or calling you to do?  Whatever it is write it down and do it!!!

Prayer:
God, show me my next step and keep me moving toward you.  May my heart be pure and my life be yours…  In Jesus’ Name,  Amen.

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