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Year in Review: DBOs

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“Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”

—Joshua 1:8

Question: Why are we called The Joshua Commission anyway?

Just as God commissioned Joshua after his discipler, Moses, passed away, so does God commission you and me. What do I mean by “commission?” What was Joshua’s commission? And what is ours?

As Joshua was commissioned to take back land the enemy possessed, so are we! The land Joshua was after was a physical one (Canaan), but ours is spiritual. The Enemy (Satan) claims this world, our culture, our neighborhoods, our marriages/divorces, our future generations as his own… It’s up to us Kingdom Men to rebuke Him with the power of the Holy Spirit.

Consequently, as Joshua was given his own battle orders, we write Daily Battle Orders to remind us of Biblical commands, promises, and sins to avoid (i.e. to be doers of today’s verse—meditating on His Word day and night).

This year, so many were impacted by DBOs. TJC Writers, Members, men who were going through hard times, wives, sons, coworkers, neighbors… I’ll share one quick story how a DBO affected me this year.

It was about being a good neighbor. I didn’t know being a “good neighbor” meant more than driving slow in the neighborhood… It means getting my butt off the couch after I’ve moved in, walking over to their front door, and introducing myself. I learned this, thanks to a DBO this year. It has led to multiple opportunities to pray with my neighbors, which has led to successful surgeries and stabilized finances.

This is just one example of how a DBO affected somebody, but there are hundreds of others. We men at TJC pray impact is made through DBOs for God’s glory, for the advancement of His Kingdom.

Daily Battle Order:

Today, share how you were impacted by a DBO this year.

Next time you read a DBO, send it to somebody. Ask the other man what he thinks about it.

Tomorrow we will focus on Cohorts and EMAW and relationships.

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