Day 9 - May 20, 2019

Courage And Trust
Week 2 : Leap With Courage

So when the people broke camp to cross the Jordan, the priests carrying the ark of the covenant went ahead of them. 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 water’s edge, the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam in the vicinity of Zarethan, while the water flowing down to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed over opposite Jericho. The priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord stopped in the middle of the Jordan and stood on dry ground, while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground. -- Joshua 3:14-17

In Joshua chapter three. Joshua and the Israelites are going to Shittim. In order to get there they have to cross the Jordan River during its flood season. God gives Joshua authority to lead the Israelites. Even though they were faced with something that seems impossible they decide to trust in Joshua, who was led by God. They follow him through this flooding river. We also see that before they followed God through the river they consecrated themselves.

As we live our lives we definitely come across raging rivers and probably have even stopped by them. Our obstacle may not be a physical river but a financial river or a relationship river. We can allow these fears to stop us by not trusting in God. Instead we have to imitate the faith of the Israelites. They showed courage and trusted God as He miraculously led them through the river. We serve a God who can do the impossible and lead us to new lands. Let us dedicate ourselves to God's will by being in His Word constantly, praying and fasting. Then we will be able to be led by His Spirit wherever He takes us.

Your call to Leap:
Read Joshua 3, continue to pray and petition God. Then decide to have courage and confidence in God as He leads us.