Read: Joshua 1-3
Joshua 3:15 – Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the waterâ€™s edge
God is faithful and all-powerful.
In the book of Joshua, we find the Israelites standing on the brink of a miraculous crossing. The mighty Jordan River roared before them, swollen with floodwaters, seemingly impossible to cross. Fear and doubt must have crept into their hearts as they faced this daunting obstacle. But God, in His faithfulness, had a plan to display His power and lead them into the promised land.
God instructed His people to sanctify themselves and prepare for the journey ahead. He appointed the priests to carry the ark of the covenant, a symbol of His presence and faithfulness. As they set out, the Israelites were to follow at a distance, keeping their focus on the ark, honoring the holy nature of God’s presence.
It was when the priests stepped into the waters that it stopped. The waters piled up in a great heap, providing a dry path for the Israelites to cross over. In an instant, what seemed impossible became possible. It was at the moment when their feet touched the water’s edge that God intervened in a remarkable way. With every step, faith rose within their hearts, trusting in the One who had brought them out of Egypt and sustained them through the wilderness. God’s power and faithfulness were on full display. As they walked through the parted waters, the Israelites witnessed first-hand the miraculous provision of their heavenly Father.
We often find ourselves facing overwhelming circumstances. We encounter rivers that seem impassable, and challenges that appear insurmountable. Yet, in the midst of our doubts and fears, God calls us to trust Him and step out in faith. God desires to lead us into greater victories, but it requires our obedience and willingness to follow His guidance. He invites us to sanctify ourselves, setting ourselves apart from the distractions and concerns of this world. As we consecrate our hearts to Him, our focus becomes fixed on His presence and His promises.
Would you trust God today, in your seemingly impossible situation? Would take that step of faith, however small and insignificant, and trust our all-powerful God to intervene in miraculous ways?
- Am I willing to step out in faith, even when faced with seemingly impossible situations?
- What fears and doubts prevent me from fully trusting in God’s power and faithfulness?
- How can I sanctify myself and set myself apart to focus more on God’s presence and promises?
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