“As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you. Be strong and courageous; for you shall put this people in possession of the land that I swore to their ancestors to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to act in accordance with all the law that my servant Moses commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, so that you may be successful wherever you go. This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to act in accordance with all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall be successful. I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:5b-9 A new leader and new leadership opportunities are to be embraced not feared. God is with us in both situations as God was in the previous ones. New stages of the journey require continued faith within the previously established boundaries until clear evidence is given that God has expanded those boundaries. God’s book of law doesn’t change though we may be asked to keep the laws in a new place with new peoples. God is with us, will we be with God? O that I can and will always in every circumstance answer yes!