Monday, Feb 13

It was the harvest season, and the Jordan was overflowing its banks. But as soon as the feet of the priests who were carrying the Ark touched the water at the river’s edge, the water above that point began backing up a great distance away……And the water below that point flowed on to the Dead Sea until the riverbed was dry. Then all the people crossed over near the town of Jericho.” Joshua 3:15-16 (NLT)

Sometimes in my conversations with God I say “You go first and I will follow.” On the surface that sounds just fine because we always want to follow God, right? Maybe – maybe not. Sometimes God knows this is a lack of faith on my part. Sometimes he knows that while my mouth says I trust him my heart does not so I want him to demonstrate what he can do FIRST. That’s not really following. That’s more about a lack of faith. In the Bible text above the priests had to step into the water first before the water dried up. If they had stood on the bank saying to God “You go first”, they might still be standing there. God promises his provision. We sometimes have to take this on faith and step into the scary unknown. If nothing is moving in your life, maybe God is waiting and saying “You go first.”