See, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth will go into the Jordan ahead of you. Now then, choose twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one from each tribe. And as soon as the priests who carry the ark of the LORD–the Lord of all the earth–set foot in the Jordan, its waters flowing downstream will be cut off and stand up in a heap.” Joshua 3:11-13 (NIV)
Step Of Faith
You will never know until you take a step of faith. I will never know what until I take a step of faith? You will never know that I am with you. You will never know that I will help you. You will never know that I will work in you. You will never know my power to accomplish my purposes and fulfill plans through your life. Then a step of faith is required. A step of faith is not optional. Steps of faith will always be required if I want to move forward with you, is that right? That’s right.
Steps of faith are uncomfortable. Steps of faith are demanding. Steps of faith are challenging. Steps of faith are scary. Steps of faith will lead me to where I have never been to do what I have never done before, is that right? That is right.
Is that what you want? Is what, do I want? Do you want to be comfortable? Do you want to take it easy? Do you want to amount to little? Do you want to accomplish next to nothing? I want none of that. I want to accomplish your purposes. I want to fulfill your plans. I want you to use my life to the fullest extent possible. I want to do all the good works that you have planned for me to do. I want to bear an abundance of fruit for your kingdom. I want to bring glory to your name. One day I want to hear you say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” I don’t want to have left any of the gifts, talents and resources that you have given me to go unused. Those are all very good desires.
You will accomplish none of what you hope if you do not follow me. I will follow you. I will go where you guide me. I will do what you ask of me. That is very good. As you follow me, what can you expect? I can expect that I will be taking steps of faith with you. That’s right. Will the steps of faith get smaller or larger as you continue to follow me? I am sure that the steps will be larger as I continue to follow you. That’s right. What can you also be sure of as you follow me? I can be sure that you will be with me every step of my way. You will help me. You will work in and through me. You will make me able to know and do your will. You will help me to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Yes, I will. Follow me. Yes Lord, I will.
You are Lord of all the earth and creator of the universe. You have your plans and purposes. Help me to come to you to stop, sit, wait and listen for your guidance. Help me to take steps of faith with you so that I can be used by you. Amen
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