WednesdayApril 19, 2017

Daily Devotional

Time for Action

By: Pastor Ed Young

Posted: April 19, 2017

From Series: Paint the Town Red

In Topics: All, Evidence, Faith, Providence, Trust



Joshua 2:18 (MSG), “Hang this red rope out the window through which you let us down and gather your entire family with you in your house- father, mother, brothers, and sisters.”


When Rahab had her interaction with the Israelite spies, she had a decision to make. God’s providence had pursued her. The evidence had persuaded her. But she still had to take action. So she hung a red rope out of her window. It took initiative on her part. The same is true in our lives. When we feel that pull from our heavenly Father and notice the evidence around us, there is still something we must do – we must make the decision to trust Him!

Have you felt the pull of God’s providence? Have you seen evidence of His hand in your life? Don’t ignore that. Make a faith decision to trust God with where your life is headed. Take action to follow His plan for your life. Then, like Rahab, experience the freedom from destruction that only He can offer you!


Read the full account of Rahab and the spies in Joshua 2. Take note of how quickly and readily Rahab takes action to trust God, and ask yourself if you are doing the same thing in your life!


Ask God to reveal His evidence in your life. Ask for eyes to see what He wants you to see so that you, like Rahab, can experience what He wants you to experience.