Joshua 6:16,20,27, "The seventh time around, when the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the army, ‘Shout! For the Lord has given you the city!' ... When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed, so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city. ... So, the Lord was with Joshua, and his fame spread throughout the land."
When you walk into your favorite coffee shop, and the barista knows your order, it brings satisfaction because you are recognized and known. Or, when you're acknowledged by your boss in front of your peers, it feels good to be given credit for your accomplishments. No matter how big or small, it feels good to be seen and noticed.
Joshua was known, initially, as an assistant to Moses and, then, one of the spies sent into the Promised Land. But, as we read today, the Lord had even greater purposes for him and used him to lead the Israelites into their inherited land. Joshua became famous! But, as Joshua led and conquered, he pointed people back to God – "Shout! For the Lord has given you the city!"
Consider the circles and the places YOU are known... What are you known for? Let it always be for pointing others back to the Lord!
Heavenly Father, I want to know You more and represent You well. My life is Yours, with no areas or corners left untouchable. Change me, convict me, and move me for Your purposes. Let others see You at work in me! Amen.