I will be the first to admit that i am not the biggest Old Testament scholar… I just made it through my classes in school. I have come to over time really appreciate the amazing stories and gems in the OT. Even the stories that I remember hearing as a child, a million times over.
I was talking with a friend today at lunch about how we are really called to be moving. We were both sharing stories of where we felt God was calling us. I have been thinking lately about the Joshua and the battle of Jericho. I think one of the key elements in the story is the fact that God had them circle the city… they were called to move. I am not going to try to super-impose something that isn’t really there, but, what we do know is that they were told to circle, to march, to move. I think of Abraham being tested with Isaac, and it required him to act, to move, to go. I think of Noah, Moses, fill in the blank OT story.
So, I think that it is clear that we can assess that God is calling us to move, to be active, to be headed forward…
This might seem like a gross overstatement of the obvious, and yet, I know that I need reminding of it.